Thursday, May 6, 2010

US Park Police Seek Sexual Assault Suspect

The United States Park Police Criminal Investigations Branch is seeking a suspect wanted for a sexual assault that happened in Rock Creek Park.

This assault happened on the Holly Trail, which is a trail through the wood in Rock Creek Park near 16th Street and Holly Street NW.

The assault happened on Saturday May 1, 2010 shortly after 2:00 pm.

The victim was grabbed from behind, wrestled to the ground and assaulted. The assailant was armed with a knife. The victim believes she may have been successful in turning the assailant's knife on the attacker and cutting his hand. She also may have bitten the assailant's hand.

The United States Park Police is seeking an Hispanic male in his twenties with a dark complexion. This suspect is about 5'6" tall and slender build. He has dark curly hair. He was wearing a blue polo shirt, blue jeans, and a black ball cap with a white emblem on it. He also was riding a black mountain bike.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the United States Park Police Tip Line at (202) 610-8737. Information left in languages other than English can be translated.