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Woman reports sexual assault in Fayetteville

Posted August 5, 2011 5:55 p.m. EDT

— A woman says that a stranger grabbed her off a Fayetteville street and sexually assaulted her early Tuesday, police said Friday.

The 39-year-old woman told police that she was walking near South C and Person streets shortly after midnight Monday when a man grabbed her, police said. She said the man took her behind a nearby business and sexually assaulted her.

Police described the man as black, 30 to 40 years old, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He had a dark complexion and a small mustache. He was wearing black jeans, black tennis shoes and a brown T-shirt with yellow writing and graphics.

Police said the man is believed to hang out in the downtown area.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts or the crime should call police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve cases.