ATTLEBORO (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Police in Attleboro have released a sketch of the suspect in a sexual assault.
On the afternoon of Nov. 20, an 18-year-old woman was forced to drive at knifepoint to an isolated manufacturing plant, where she was sexually assaulted. The victim was accosted in an alleyway near a parking garage before driving to the parking lot. She managed to escape her assailant and contacted a passerby for help.
Police launched a massive search for the suspect involving dogs and air units, but came up empty.
The suspect was described as a clean-shaven white man in his early 20s. He was between 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 6 feet tall and was wearing a gray or black hooded sweatshirt. The victim said the suspect had shadowing on his upper lip and blondish colored hair, which was cut short.
The suspect told the victim that he had been in the military previously and had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He also said he has family in the Attleboro area, but does not associate with them and that he had lost family members who had served in Afghanistan.
The victim was checked out at the hospital.
Anyone with information is urged to call Attleboro Police Detective Division at 508-222-1212.
Attleboro police searching for sexual assault suspect