Police release sketch of attacker


After coming up with no suspects in the attempted rape two months ago of a Brooklyn Park woman, county police have released a composite sketch of the assailant.

Detective Janice S. Staub of the county police sex offense unit said the sketch is based on the victim's recollection of her attacker.

The man is described as white, 22 to 23, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with a thin to medium build. He has dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a dark jacket and jeans at the time of the attack, police said.

The attack occurred in the woman's apartment about 9:25 p.m. May 28, police said. The man entered the apartment through an unlocked front door and confronted the woman with a small knife when she stepped out of the bathroom. He ordered her into the kitchen and started pulling on her shirt, police said.

The woman screamed for help, grabbed some dishes and hurled them at her attacker, police said. The man slashed her with his knife, threw her on the floor and said he was going to rape her, police said.

The man continued slashing at the woman and pulling on her shirt, police said. But before he could rape her, the woman's dog scared him off.

The victim called police to report the attack. Officer Ralph Greaves found the woman sitting on a stool in her apartment, crying hysterically.

She was bleeding from several superficial cuts on her face, hands and legs. County paramedics said her injuries were not serious, and the woman refused hospital treatment, police said.

Anyone with information about the assailant is asked to call Detective Staub at 222-3467.

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