ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have released a sketch of a man they say sexually assaulted a woman Tuesday morning.

The attack happened on Lillian Avenue in southwest Atlanta.

The victim told police she was walking toward Metropolitan Parkway when a man grabbed her around the neck from behind and dragged her to the side of a vacant house.

According to a police report, the victim slipped in mud and fell to the ground. The suspect climbed on top of her, took her cell phone and identification, and fondled her at knifepoint. He returned the victim's belongings and let her go when he noticed she was trying to get a good look at his face.

The victim described her attacker as a black man with a medium complexion, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and stocky, with short hair and scruffy facial hair. He also had a long horizontal scar on his left cheek. The man was wearing a light blue puffy thigh-length jacket and a black skullcap. Police used the woman's description to create a sketch.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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