Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Disabled Man Sexually Assaulted At Point Defiance Park, Police Say

Police are looking for the person who sexually assaulted a developmentally disabled man at Point Defiance Park Saturday afternoon.

Tacoma police said the 24-year-old victim was fishing on the dock at the park before the attack. He was then enticed into the men’s bathroom at the boathouse by an older man. Once inside, police said the man sexually assaulted the victim.

Eyewitnesses said they saw the man walk away at about 1:30 p.m., but he got away before police were notified.

The attacker is described as African-American, about 35 to 40 years old, around 5 feet 10 inches tall and slender. Eyewitnesses said his clothes were distinctive: a black baseball hat, a bright-blue T-shirt and green camouflage pants with jeans underneath.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers of Tacoma and Pierce county at 253-591-5959.

Tips can also be submitted confidentially to the Tacoma Police Department through this Web site: here.

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