Cobb County Police seek sex assault suspect

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Police in Cobb County released surveillance images of a man they want in connection with a sexual assault last month.

According to investigators, the man met his victim through a dating app and they agreed to meet up at the Intown Suites off Roswell Road at around 10:00 a.m. October 7.

"During the time that he was in the hotel the victim realized that he had kind of gotten in over his head and didn't want him to be in the room anymore and the suspect overpowered the victim, sexually assaulted him and then left the room," said Cobb County Police Office Sarah O'Hara.

Officers hope someone will recognize the man and contact police.  Investigators describe him as a 26 to a 30-year-old black male between 5'10" and 6" tall, weighing 200 to 230 pounds.  He had a full, short-trimmed beard and was wearing a Black Panther t-shirt and bright colored shorts.

"It's scary because a lot of people now are on the apps and just the fact that it can happen so close to home is very scary," said Erika Rodriguez, who lives near the hotel.  "I'm hoping someone in the neighborhood recognizes him and reports it as soon as possible."

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