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Sketch released of suspect in Wake Forest sexual assault

Posted May 29, 2014

Wake Forest police are looking for the man in this composite sketch in connection with the sexual assault of a boy on the Sanford Creek Greenway on May 26, 2014.
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— Police released a composite sketch Thursday of a man wanted for sexually assaulting a boy Monday afternoon on a Wake Forest trail.

Investigators said the boy reported that he was walking on the Sanford Creek Greenway around 3:30 p.m. when a man approached him and then forced him into some woods near Prairie Smoke Street and Sanford Creek Avenue.

The man is described as white, in his teens or early 20s, 6 feet to 6 feet 4 inches tall and between 160 and 170 pounds. He had patchy, dark facial hair and was wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and light-colored tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-435-9610.

Police urge greenway users to use caution on trails and follow safety tips, which include:

  • Walking or riding with friends or groups of people
  • Remaining aware of surroundings
  • Keeping friends and family informed of whereabouts
  • Carrying a cellphone and calling 911 if seeing something suspicious or feeling in danger
  • Avoid stopping to talk with strangers asking for directions or other types of help
  • Fighting back, if grabbed, and making as much noise as possible
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  • btneast May 30, 2014

    [bForget about all of these so called safety tips and carry mace while on the trails; that's what I do][/b]Better than nothing, but make sure you have potent stuff. Jogger in Chapel Hill was shot and killed back in 93 after she pepper sprayed her assailant.....just angered him enough that he shot her....

  • kgtvzw May 29, 2014

    Forget about all of these so called safety tips and carry mace while on the trails; that's what I do.

  • common tater May 29, 2014

    yeah hope they find this one soon

  • UpChuck May 29, 2014

    Kids, we finally know where DB Cooper is hiding.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" May 29, 2014

    I hope they find this guy before he hurts anyone else.
    Prayers for the boy, and parents, even adults are being hurt on these Greenways when they go alone, so don't let your children, even teens, do it either. smh

  • Billy the Kid May 29, 2014

    Looks like a hipster.