The Attleboro Police Department on Tuesday released a composite sketch of what the suspect in last week's reported sexual assault is believed to look like. The sketch is shown in the attached image.
The suspect is described as a thin, white male in his early 20s, approximately 5 foot, 8 inches to 6 feet tall and clean-shaven with "blondish" hair. It was also reported he had "shadowing on his upper lip" and wore a gray or black hooded sweatshirt.
"The suspect told the victim that he had been in the military previously and had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan," a press release from the police department states. "The suspect stated he has family in the Attleboro area but does not associate with them and that he had lost family who had served in Afghanistan."
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The incident was reported last week on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., prompting an unsuccessful three-hour search that took place in a wooded area behind Starkey Avenue and Lindsey Street.
Police said the 18-year-old woman told authorities she had been walking in an alley near the Municipal Parking Garage on Stanford Street when she was confronted by the suspect at knifepoint and forced to drive to a business parking lot on Starkey.
"Once in the parking lot of the business, the female was reportedly sexually assaulted," Attleboro police said last week. "She was able to flee her captor and ran toward Pleasant Street where she was assisted by at least one concerned citizen."
Fire personnel transported the woman to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released.
Anybody with information about the reported incident and/or suspect should contact the Attleboro Police Detective Division at 508-222-1212.