Fayetteville police release sketch of rape suspect

Woman told investigators the man forced her into a car and attacked her

The Fayetteville Police Department has released a composite sketch of a man who investigators say sexually assaulted a woman Monday.

The victim said she was walking along Person Street near Eastern Blvd when she was approached by the man offering a ride. The victim refused the offer and the suspect forced her into his car. He then drove her to the area of E. Russell Street and Broad Street where he sexually assaulted her.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 25 to 30 years of age, 5'10-6'00, 180-210 lbs., muscular build, with long, thick dreads that go midway down his back, and a receding hairline. The suspect was also described as having a scar on his stomach and a "pink" patch of skin in his groin area. The suspect was said to be driving a silver passenger car with black leather bucket seats.

Anyone with information regarding the sexual assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Comer with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 709-7752 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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