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Sexual Assault Investigation

Post Date:08/20/2019 4:42 PM

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Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE    

Media Contact: Sgt. S. Strepay, Public Information Officer

Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1487   

Date: August 20, 2019   

OCA: 2019-021552

 

Sexual Assault Investigation

 

(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit are investigating a sexual assault that was reported on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at approximately 1:49 am along the 3800 block of Sycamore Dairy Road.

 

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was walking along Sycamore Dairy Road near Legend Avenue when she was offered a ride by a motorist. The victim got into the vehicle at which time the suspect drove to several parking lots and sexually assaulted the victim. The suspect eventually drove to the area of Glensford Drive and Campground Road, at which time the victim got out of the vehicle and the suspect fled the area.

 

The suspect is described as a white male, late 20s, red/brown hair, with a mustache and a beard, driving a four door blue/grey sedan with car seats in the back.

 

Detectives have obtained an image of the suspect from the surveillance system of a nearby gas station and are requesting the public’s assistance identifying him.

 

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Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit are actively investigating the sexual assault and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding the rape investigation or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Detective D. Arnett with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 929-2565 or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet, or by downloading the FREE “P3 Tips” app available for Apple devices in the Apple App Store and available for Android devices in Google Play.

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