Sex Crimes Detectives Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Rape Suspect (video)

Sex Crimes Detectives Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Rape Suspect

It is important to note that this video does NOT depict a sexual assault. It depicts the attack prior to a sexual assault.

The Cleveland Division of Police Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit is currently investigating a rape which occurred on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at approximately 5:25 on West 104th Street near Lake Avenue. The victim, a 46 year old female, was jogging on West 104th street when a male ran up and attacked her from behind, knocking her to the ground in the street. The suspect punched the victim several times in her face and body and pistol whipped her before dragging her behind a building and raping her. The suspect then fled the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’6 – 5’7 in height. The video being released in connection with this incident shows the initial attack. Anyone with information regarding the identification of the suspect is asked to contact the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at 216-623-5154.