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West Lafayette police investigating alleged sexual assault on Wabash Heritage Trail

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 20:06:57-04

WEST LAFAYETTE — Police in West Lafayette are investigating 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 South River Road, WLPD Sgt. Aron Thompson said in a press release.

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.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 765-775-5200 or the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.