DC police: Woman forced into car, sexually assaulted

WASHINGTON — D.C. police say a woman walking in Southeast D.C. early Saturday morning was forced inside a car and sexually assaulted.

The sexual assault happened at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from D.C. police. The woman was walking in the 1700 block of Fairlawn Avenue in Southeast when a man approached her, assaulted her and ordered her to get inside a white, compact four-door car, police said.

Once inside, the woman was sexually assaulted, police said. The woman was able to escape the car and flee, police said, and the man drove off.

Police said they’re seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect, who was described as a 35- to 38-year-old black man with a thick build. He was described as being between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a black sweater and gold chains around his neck.

Below is a map of the area where police say the assault happened.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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