Man sought in Raleigh sex assault

A police sketch of the suspect in the sex assault. He has a tattoo on his neck that says "Jamal," police say. Image from Raleigh Police.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Police are looking for a man who was involved in a sexual assault in Raleigh earlier this year.

The incident happened at about 8:45 p.m. on May 1, when a 25-year-old woman was walking in the 4100 block of New Bern Avenue, Raleigh Police said.

The woman was approached by four men and after a brief conversation, the man in the police sketch image and another man forced the woman into a nearby tree line and sexually assaulted her.

The suspects were last seen running away after the assault.

The suspect in the sketch is described as a black male in his 20s who stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds, police said.

He was wearing a New York Yankees cap, which is shown in the sketch, and has a tattoo on his neck that says “Jamal,” according to police.

Anyone who believes they may recognize the suspect or who has other information that might assist the investigation of the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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