NEWS RELEASE

Grand Rapids Police Department
APPROVED: Lt Ostapowicz FOR RELEASE: November 7, 2012 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Sergeant Kristen Rogers Phone: 456-3421 Fax: 456-3785 12-109231

CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT

On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, Grand Rapids Police responded on the report that a 21 year old female victim had been sexually assaulted in the City of Grand Rapids. The victim advised officers that at approximately 2150 hrs on November 6th, 2012, she was walking in the vicinity of Andre St SE and Horton Av SE. when she was approached by a male. The male made an attempt to engage the victim in conversation and then physically and sexually assaulted her. The male then fled the area and the victim was able to contact the police. SUSPECT INFORMATION: Black Male, 25 to 35 yrs, 5’05” to 5’08” with a stocky build. The suspect was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with a white Nike “Swoosh” and wearing a gray sweater. The suspect had light facial hair. The Grand Rapids Police Department Family Services Team is investigating. Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 456-3604 or Silent Observer at 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted confidentially at www.silentobserver.org.

Detective Pete Kemme Sergeant Kristen Rogers

1 Monroe Center, N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2906

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