Woman Sexually Assaulted In Parking Lot In The Village


Friday, July 29th 2011, 12:02 pm
By: News 9


LaShauna Sewell, News9.com

THE VILLAGE, Oklahoma -- The Village Police Department is searching for a sexual assault suspect who attacked a woman in a store parking lot.

A woman says on July 18, she went to the Walgreen's at 2100 W. Britton Road. She says while she was in the parking lot, a man pulled up in an extended cab pickup truck. He motioned for the victim to approach the vehicle.

When the woman walked to the passenger's side, the man said something that she couldn't hear. She says when she walked to the driver's side to better hear him, the man opened the door and grabbed her. She says he pulled her into a tight hug and began rubbing his hands all over her body.

The woman says while the man groped her, he encouraged her to get in his truck. She says when she refused the man became angry, climbed back into his vehicle and drove away. The victim says the incident lasted about five minutes.

Surveillance cameras at Walgreen's captured video of the incident and of the suspect's vehicle. Police have released a photo of it. It's a 2003 to 2005 tan, Chevrolet extended cab pickup. It was pulling a concrete mixer.

The victim described the man as Hispanic, anywhere from 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with short black or brown hair. He was clean shaven and wearing a dirty silver or brown shirt, brown work boots, and navy uniform pants. Police worked with the victim's description and have released a composite sketch of the suspect. Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to call Det. Ron Morrow at (405) 751-9569.

The Village police originally thought the man in the sketch looked similar to the suspect sketch created after a rape at Lake Hefner on June 21. The suspect in that case raped a teenage girl at Stars and Stripes Park. The victim in the Walgreen's case looked at the composite drawing from the earlier assault and did not think it was the same man.  The Village police conferred with Oklahoma City police and agreed it was not the same man.

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