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Police release CCTV images of suspect in home-invasion assault of UGA student

Updated: May 8, 2020

By Joe Johnson

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department on Thursday released images from a home security system of the suspect in last weekend’s home-invasion assault on a University of Georgia student.

The images were released two days after the release of a sketch of the suspect that was created by a Georgia Bureau of Investigation forensic sketch artist.

The sketch and closed-circuit camera images depict the person of interest that was seen in the area prior to the assault.

Police said the suspect was described as a black male, approximately 20 to 30 years old, and was wearing a white T-shirt, dark pants, and an orange wave cap or do-rag.

A GBI forensic sketch artist's rendition of the home-invasion suspect

The incident, which police said was possibly sexual in nature, occurred at about 2 p.m. Saturday, when the 21-year-old victim told police that when returning to her home in the 100 block of East Cloverhurst Avenue her assailant followed her inside where he attacked her and demanded money.

The victim said she lost consciousness and awoke after the suspect had left, according to police.

As far as we know nothing was taken” from the victim's home, said Lt. John Radford, the police department’s acting public information officer. “It does appear to motivated by a sexual assault,” he said.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Athens-Clarke County police Detective David Harrison at (762) 400-7361 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (706) 705-4775.

A Crime Stoppers reward is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the perpetrator.

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