Cops seek help ID'ing sex attacker

LAWRENCEVILLE - A sexual assault victim was able to provide police with enough information about her attacker for a GBI forensic artist to create a sketch.

Gwinnett County investigators released a sketch Friday of a Hispanic man believed to be 17 to 20 years old, approximately 5 feet

6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 125 to 135 pounds.

Information about the man was provided Thursday by the 20-year-old pregnant woman he is believed to have sexually assaulted at the Gwinnett Place Apartments about 7:15 a.m. Sunday.

Gwinnett Police Department Spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney said authorities distributed approximately 300 copies of the sketch throughout the apartment complex as well as to businesses and residents in the immediate area.

"We didn't receive enough information that pointed us to a name," Moloney said, "but we are following up on some of the information we received."

According to Moloney, the alleged attacker came to the woman's apartment after her husband left for work Sunday. As the woman was getting ready to leave her apartment with her 2-year-old child, she heard a knock on the door. When she opened it, she was met by the man asking for directions.

When she told him she couldn't help him he forced his way into the home and forcefully took the woman into another room, away from her child, and sexually assaulted her.

Moloney said the woman was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center where she went into premature labor but has since been released and both the victim and her newborn are doing well.

Although there are several resources provided by the county for victims of sexual assault, Moloney said he was unsure if the woman is taking advantage of those resources or if she and her family plan to move from the apartment complex.

Moloney said it is not yet known whether the man police are looking for lived at the apartment complex, but said the area is still being canvassed for information.

"We've got nothing indicating he was a transient but also no evidence he was living in the apartment complex," Moloney said.

According to Moloney, no other assaults have been document as happening at the apartment complex, and there have been no other assaults with a man fitting the descriptions associated to Sunday's attack.