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Sketch of suspect wanted for Monroe County rape released

Posted: 5:15 PM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-23 17:15:12-04
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MONROE COUNTY — The Monroe County Sheriff's Office released a sketch of a possible suspect who is accused of raping a woman this week when she was stranded on the side of the road.

The suspect is described as a thin man who is between 5-feet-5-inches and 5-feet-8-inches tall with shoulder-length, light-colored hair that is thinning or bald on the top. He has a birth mark near his right eye and is possibly in his mid-40s.

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The Monroe County Sheriff's Office released a sketch of a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Aug. 20, 2019.

Detectives said the sexual assault happened early Tuesday between 3:30 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. The victim said her vehicle stalled on Tapp Road, near the intersection of Tapp and Rayle Place. A motorist in a light blue passenger car stopped and then assaulted her inside his vehicle.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Jeff Ripley at 812-349-2861.