Suspect Sought in Sexual Assault on Sligo Creek Trail

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a sexual assault that took place Sunday afternoon on the Sligo Creek Trail.

Maryland-National Capital Park Police said in a press release that a woman was assaulted at approximately 3:55 p.m. Sunday while walking on Sligo Creek Parkway near Three Oaks Drive. A male unknown grabbed the victim’s buttocks while she was walking along the trail. A confrontation ensued between the victim and the suspect, who fled along Three Oaks Drive.

As described by the police, the suspect stands approximately 5’8″, has a medium build, light skin, and is wearing a teal blue windbreaker, brown or tan cloth backpack with a buckle fastener, and a black ski mask.

Maryland-National Capital Park Police said that patrols have been increased in the area, and detectives are asking anyone with information or camera footage to contact them.

The investigation is ongoing. Public tips can be sent to [email protected] or (301) 929-2748.

Photo: “File:Sligo creek and trail 20200913 130816 1.jpg” by G. Edward Johnson is licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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