The Auburn Police Department has requested the public’s help in identifying a suspect accused of rape.
According to the department’s social media, a stranger walked into an apartment complex on Lea Hill and held a knife to the throat of a woman prior to dragging her to the ground and sexually assaulting her. The suspect ran back into a wooded area behind the complex following the incident.
The victim described the suspect as a white man in his 20s to 30s and approximately 5’10” with a medium build with dark brown scraggly hair, and acne on his face, according to the Auburn Police Department. The suspect wore a dirty white gaiter mask, a dirty black hoodie with holes on the sleeves and dirty jeans.
According to the department, the victim believed the suspect was a homeless man because of his appearance.
The department provided a facial composite sketch of the suspect.