City cops are on the hunt for a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault in the Beltline area and have released a composite drawing of the suspect.
Sgt. Curtis Olson of the sex crimes unit said the assault occurred Sunday between 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. in the Beltline area near a building, though he refused to release any particulars about the attack, including the age of the victim.
“The broader message is to identify the suspect and get him off the streets. Sexual assault is a crime of violence and it is never the victims fault,” Olson told Metro.
He said residents should, as always, be aware of their surroundings in order to increase their personal safety.
“People shouldn’t walk alone at night or in dark areas, people should walk in groups and always be aware of what is going on around them.”
Police described the man as an Aboriginal male, about 6-ft.-tall with long black hair, thin build and a large crescent-shaped mark or scar on his left cheek with a pock-marked face.
He was wearing a red ball cap, black jacket and blue jeans at the time of the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to call 266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).