Suspect Sought in Northwest Sex Assault

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Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — After a woman was sexually assaulted near the 4200 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest earlier this week, police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect.

At approximately 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, the victim was walking in the area when a man approached her from behind, forced her behind a building, and assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male standing between 6-foot and 6-foot-2 and weighing between 200 and 250 pounds. Authorities believe he is between 30 and 40 years old with a muscular build and tattoos on both arms. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with writing on the back, possibly in Spanish.

See a photo of the suspect here.

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