Sketch released of suspect accused of sexually assaulting woman - CBS46 News

Sketch released of suspect accused of sexually assaulting woman

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LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

Police have released a sketch of the man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the backyard of her home in Lawrenceville.

Neighbors told CBS46 the woman went to her backyard shed around 10:30 a.m. on July 11 when a man suddenly put his hand over her mouth.

“He threw her face down and pulled her arms and tied them behind her head…flipped her over,” said neighbor Rhonda Watts.

She went on to say he punched her in the face, choked her and even threatened her life.

“Told her if she made any noise, he’d kill her right then and here,” said Watts.

The mother of three and cancer survivor made it out alive. 

Police said after the suspect ran off, the victim freed herself and ran for help.

“Every woman in here thinks that could have been me, in our own backyard on a Saturday morning,” said Watts.

Police said the suspect is Latino, in his mid-30s to early 40s with a stocky build. They said at the time of the incident he was wearing blue jeans, a white and yellow striped Polo short sleeved shirt, black glasses and a red baseball hat.

“Open our eyes a little wider because reality touched home. It happens everywhere but here now it’s here,” said Watts.

The neighborhood is planning a neighborhood watch meeting for Wednesday, to talk about how to make that area safer. 

"We are just upset that someone dared to come into our community and assault this lady," said meeting organizer Carrie Lathers.

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