Detroit police look for suspect accused of sexually assaulting woman in alley

Suspect approached victim at a bus stop

By Natasha Dado, Koco McAboy - Reporter

DETROIT - Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a case of sexual assault that happened on the city's west side around 6 a.m. Saturday in the area of Schoolcraft and Greenfield Road.

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The incident happened after a woman was approached by the man at a bus stop. According to police, the suspect then pulled the victim into an alley and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she was listed in stable condition.

Detroit 300 community volunteers were out in full force with one mission.

"We want to get this man off the street immediately," said Eric Ford, president of Detroit 300.

"She may have been going to work, like many young ladies do, and may have to catch an early bus, but she's entitled to do that without being assaulted, without being molested," said Martin L. Jones, with Detroit 300.

Neither police nor Detroit 300 are letting the suspect get away with this.

"We know that somebody out here knows exactly who it was that committed this crime, so we want to get justice for this young lady and justice for all the young women that are out here possibly trying to support their families and using public transportation to be able to do that," Jones said.

The volunteers are scouring the area, talking to several people.

"I'm out here to make a difference in the neighborhood. That's what it's about, making a difference in not just our neighborhood, but any neighborhood," said the Rev. Sylvester Davis, with Detroit 300.

"This is a young lady. This could have been my daughter, so let's step up, get out here and make a difference in our city right now," Ford said.

The suspect is described as a black man, in his 30s to early 40s, with a dark complexion, large build and a beard. He was last seen wearing a Detroit Tigers baseball cap, a dark-colored Carhartt-style hooded jacket, a white shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-SPEAKUP.

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