Sacto 9-1-1
September 17, 2008
Reward upped to $3,000 for details about River Park sexual assault

From Niesha Lofing:

The monetary reward for information about a midday sexual assault in Glenn Hall Park last month has grown.

Councilman Steve Cohn is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the crime, bringing the total reward pool to $3,000, Sgt. Matt Young said.

The River Park Neighborhood Association also is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the attacker's arrest, as is Crime Alert.

On Aug. 19, a teenage girl was walking along Sandburg Drive near the park at about 1 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and forced her into the women's public restroom, Young said.

The man sexually assaulted the girl and fled on foot, he said.

The assailant is described as a white man in his mid-40s, 5-foot-10, 160-to-170 pounds with medium-length brown hair, and a full, salt-and-pepper-colored beard. He was wearing a gray shirt with writing on the front, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. He spoke with a Southern accent and had a raspy voice. His appearance was dirty, and police believe he could have been transient, Young said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Callers may remain anonymous and still be eligible for the $3,000 reward.

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