WAKE FOREST — Police have released a composite sketch of a man they think may be responsible for the sexual assault of a teenager this week on a greenway trail.
The attack took place late Monday afternoon along the Sanford Creek Greenway, according to town spokesman Bill Crabtree.
A 14-year-old boy told police he was walking along the greenway when he was approached by an unknown man. The adult and boy spoke briefly, before the man forced the boy into the woods and assaulted him, police said.
The teen told police that the man is white, in his teens or early 20s, with patchy dark facial hair. He stands 6 feet to 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs between 160 pounds and 170 pounds.
The man was last seen wearing a black, long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and light-colored tennis shoes.
Police ask anyone who thinks they may know the identity of the suspect to call the Wake Forest Police Department Tip Line at 919-435-9610. All calls are confidential.