Dunwoody police release sketch of sex assault suspect

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Suspect may have scratches to his face
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  • DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Police have released a sketch of a man who sexually assaulted a woman walking home Sunday evening.

    They said the woman was bruised and scratched after the attack but may have left her mark on the suspect.

    "We believe the suspect probably had more intention to cause further harm to the victim," said Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht

    It happened on Barclay Drive, just off of North Peachtree Road in Dunwoody. You might not want to walk the road alone at night. There are woods on either side of Barclay Drive, but police said the assault happened in broad daylight at about 5:30 p.m.

    Fecht said the woman was well aware of what was going on. She saw the man walking on the other side of the road and after he passed her he crossed the street, according to police.

    "By the time he got up on her she turned around and he grabbed at her, started pulling on her clothing which led to a physical altercation," Fecht said. "They wound up on the ground fighting."

    Fecht said the man ran when a couple of cars passed by.

    "The suspect caused some bruising to (the victim's) face and gave her a couple of black eyes," he said. "She also had scrapes on her arms and on her legs."

    The woman described the suspect as in his late 20's, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 170 to 180 pounds. He wore a black hat, black shirt and black shorts. She also helped a GBI sketch artist draw the suspect's face.

    Police said the suspect may have some distinguishing marks on his face from the fight the woman put up.

    "We believe that during the struggle the victim caused some lacerations or cuts, scratches to the suspect's face," he said.

    Witnesses told police they saw a man with a bloodied face shortly after the attack, according to Fecht.

    If you recognize the man in the sketch call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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