Allen Park police investigate similarities between Livonia sexual assault case, their own

Allen Park police are investigating similarities between a sexual assault case they are investigating and one in Livonia.  

A 30-year-old Oakland County man was arrested and charged this week in connection to an attack on a woman Sept. 4, 2016 in Hines Park in Livonia. Livonia police had released a sketch of the attacker back in September.

Allen Park police said that Livonia police sketch is similar to the one they released Tuesday in connection to a sexual assault on June 10, 2017. Allen Park police believe the cases could be connected due to the similarities of the sketches, which were made by two different sketch artists. 

Meanwhile, Floyd Russell Galloway Jr. faces kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct with intent to commit penetration, and assault with intent do great bodily harm by strangulation charges in connection to the Livonia Hines Park attack. He also is being called a person of interest in Danielle Stislicki's missing case. She has been missing since Dec. 2, 2016. 

Livonia Hines Park case

A woman told officers that a man had wrapped his arms around her neck and struck her on the side of her face when she was jogging Sept. 4, 2016 in Hines Park. She struggled with the attacker as he attempted to drag her toward the Rouge River. Police said the man attempted to remove her clothing and told her that he wanted to have sex with her.

The victim was able to fight off the man and run away. She flagged down a motorist and used his phone to call police. Officers weren't able to find the attempted rapist.

The man was described as black, approximately 28-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds with a muscular build. He had short dark hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a tight fitting black or gray compression-style shirt and dark-colored cargo shorts.

Allen Park case

Allen Park police said a sexual assault happened June 10 near Pelham and Wick roads. The man is described as an Arabic or Indian man in his early 20s. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.

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