April 9, 2018

Ithaca Police Releases Sketch of Collegetown Sexual Assault Suspect

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The Ithaca Police Department have released a composite sketch of the suspect in a groping incident that occurred in Collegetown on March 11, 2018.

The assault took place on the 200 block of Linden Avenue at around 10:15 pm on a Sunday night last month, according to the department.

A man grabbed an unidentified women from behind and “forcefully put his hands under her clothing and groped her private areas,” according to prior reporting by The Sun. He also attempted to “pull her clothes off,” according to a press release by the department.

The victim was thrown to the ground but fought off her attacker and fled before calling for help.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-10-inches tall with an average build. He has light brown or blonde hair and was clean-shaven at the time of the incident.

The suspect is wanted for groping a woman in Collegetown last month.

Courtesy of the Ithaca Police Department

The suspect is wanted for groping a woman in Collegetown last month.

Ithaca Police described the suspect as between 20 and 30 years old, while Cornell Police referred to him as college-aged.

The investigation is still ongoing, and the Ithaca Police urge anyone with information regarding the incident or the sketch to contact the department at 607-272-3245 for police dispatch or 607-330-0000 for the police tipline, or by using the anonymous online tip form.