Kent police seek info on sexual assault suspect

Kent police seek info on sexual assault suspect

Credit: Kent PD

Kent police are looking for information on this suspect in a sexual assault that happened August 6, 2013.

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by ELIZABETH WILEY / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 9:43 PM

Kent Police are asking for the public's help in solving a sexual assault that occurred August 6, 2013 at the Kent/East Hill area apartments.

A woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in her home by a stranger who entered the unit through an unlocked door.

The suspect pointed a knife at her and directed her into a bedroom. He pushed her onto a bed and forcibly kissed her.

When the suspect heard a noise, he stopped and ran from the apartment.

"This is a very unusual circumstance," said Kent Police Detective Melanie Frazier. "We have not had a similar situation or reports of any similar incidents."

The victim described the suspect as a white male with dark hair and green or blue eyes. He is 27 or 28 years old with a thick build. She said the suspect had a bump on his nose and a tattoo on his forearm.

A sketch artist worked with the victim to create a detailed sketch of the suspect.

Investigators hope the public can help identify the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent Police Tip Line at (253) 856-5808.

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