Fairfax Co. police release sketch of suspect in attempted sexual assault

WASHINGTON — Fairfax County police have released a sketch of the man suspected of dragging a 22-year-old woman off the sidewalk and attempting to sexually assault her in a wooded area of Reston earlier this week.

Fiarfax County police released this sketch of the man suspected of attempting to sexually assault a 22-year-old woman in a wood area of Reston on Aug. 14. (Courtesy Fairfax County police)

The woman told police she was walking in the 12000 block of North Shore Drive near the Tall Oaks Shopping Center about 2:30 p.m., Aug. 14, when a man approached her from behind, dragged her into the woods and began trying to remove her clothes. The man left suddenly and fled the area in a gray or silver four-door vehicle, she told police.

The suspect is described as being between 20-30 years old, with a stocky build and wore a red baseball cap.

Fairfax County police said they have canvassed the area and are continuing to investigate.

In a release, police said any information provided by the public “could be the critical link in solving this case.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), email at ww.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text TIP187″ plus your message to CRIMES (274637). You can also police at 703-691-2131.

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