Woman sexually assaulted in South Austin; police seek help locating suspect

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A woman was sexually assaulted in South Austin last week and police are asking for help locating the suspect.

Police report that on January 15, 2018 at 2:46 a.m. a woman was walking home from the Casino South Side Lounge at 1502 W Ben White Blvd when she was attacked from behind and sexually assaulted near the 1800 block of Fortview Road.

The victim describes the suspect as:

  • Male – unknown race; possibly white, light skin Hispanic, or Asian;
  • Possible dark hair – not long;
  • Non-athletic or soft body;
  • Strong musty body odor - also smelled of urine;
  • Possible smoker – potent smell of cigarettes and nicotine;
  • Possibly wore a jacket of “stiff” material with a cloth hood or collar – unknown color;
  • Possible scratch to chin or neck area

Authorities are asking anyone with information about this crime to call the APD sex crimes tip line at 512-974-5095, the Sex Crimes main line at 512-974-5230 or Detective Graves at 512-974-8308.

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