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Police release video of person of interest in sexual assault on popular Indiana trail

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 22:09:43-04

WEST LAFAYETTE — Police in West Lafayette have released surveillance video of a person of interest in an alleged sexual assault Saturday morning on the Wabash Heritage Trail System.

A woman told West Lafayette Police Department officers she was sexually assaulted around 11:45 a.m. on the trail near the waste water treatment plant in West Lafayette.

Police are looking for a black man described as being 5 foot 8 inches tall, with short hair, no facial hair, and having a slim build, according to the release. He was wearing gray shorts with white boxer briefs, white socks, black tennis shoes, and no shirt. He possibly had on a black bandanna.

The video below shows the man police are currently looking at as a person of interest.

Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of the man pictured here should call police at 765-775-5200 or the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.