Fort Collins police release composite sketch of CSU attacker

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Police say this is a sketch of a man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a 22-year-old woman near CSU. (Photo: Fort Collins Police)

Police say this is a sketch of a man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a 22-year-old woman near CSU. (Photo: Fort Collins Police)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins police released a composite sketch of a man they said tried to sexually attack a woman near the Colorado State University Campus.

The victim was able to give police enough of a description from the attack two weeks ago to create the image.

Police say the man is African American in his early 20s. He is between 5-feet-9 and 5-feet-11 with an average build and short black curly hair. He had acne on his face, the victim said.

The attack happened Nov. 9 near W. Lake Street in central Fort Collins, adjacent to the CSU campus, said Rita Davis of the Fort Collins Police Services.

The victim, a 22 year-old CSU student, said her attacker flagged her down while she was driving west on Lake.

“The suspect, armed with a knife, physically removed the victim from the vehicle,” Davis said.

He pulled her to the side of the road, near the railroad tracks, and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The woman fought back, biting the man’s left shoulder and scratching his forearms, Davis said. He then ran away from the scene.

Fortunately the girl was not injured, Davis said.

Fort Collins police are also investigating a sexual assault that happened on Oct. 24 in the same area.

Davis said the description of the attacker in the Oct. 24 incident is different than the more recent one, but police are looking to see if there is a connection.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect should contact Fort Collins Police at 970-221-6577, or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers may also be reached at http://www.stopcriminals.org.

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