Police Release Sketch in Lemont Sex Assault
Lemont police are still searching for a man—described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s—who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in the 1100 block of State Street on Friday, March 23.
The Lemont Police Department released a sketch Wednesday morning of a man accused of sexually assaulting a local woman in his vehicle.
According to police, the victim was walking alone in the 1100 block of State Street at approximately 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 23, when she was approached by a man in a vehicle. The man reportedly forced her into his vehicle and sexually assaulted her, police said.
Lemont Police Chief Kevin Shaughnessy said the man appeared to be unarmed.
The woman described the offender as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5-foot-6 or 5-foot-7, with medium brown hair and stubble facial hair, police said.
The vehicle was described as a white, "newer-style" four-door SUV with running boards and black leather seats, according to police.
The sketch was created by the Cook County Sheriff's Office, which is assisting Lemont in the investigation.
Shaughnessy said there have been no new leads in the case as of Wednesday, but the department is continuing to search for the suspect.
Anyone with information should contact Lemont Police Department investigators at 630-257-6426 or email email@example.com.
Safety tips from Lemont police
The Lemont Police Department reminds women that when walking, especially after dark, to bring a friend and carry a charged cell phone.
When walking at night, stick to well-lit and well-trafficked areas. Avoid walking through parking lots, alleys, parks or other isolated areas. Stay in the center of the sidewalk, away from doorways or bushes or the roadway.
Walk with an air or purpose and keep alert to what is going on around you. Do not wear ear buds, which make it hard to hear someone’s approach. Never go near a vehicle being driven by someone you do not know, especially when alone.
Make sure you tell someone before you leave where you are going, the route you will take and when you will return.