Sketch released of man wanted for sexually assaulting Decatur woman at gunpoint

A composite sketch of the man who Decatur Police say sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint outside her home last week.

"When you hear about a sexual assault at gunpoint in your neighborhood, it’s a scary thing to hear," said Decatur Police Sgt. John Bender.

It happened around 7 a.m. on May 12 in the 300 block of West College Avenue, just a couple of blocks from Anges Scott College and Beacon Hill Middle School. A woman was outside her home when she was approached by a man with a gun, who forced her back into her residence, according to the Decatur Police Department.

The man later forced the woman to drive to a location in DeKalb County, police say. About two hours after being accosted, the woman was able to go to the police department to report the attack.

"This is not normal. This should not happen in society today," Sgt. Bender said.

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Decatur police are searching for a man who forced a woman back into her home and sexually assaulted her before driving her to another location in DeKalb County on the morning of May 12, 2023. (Supplied)


The woman was able to help a sketch artist complete a composite of the man. She described him as being about 5-feet-9- inches tall, in his early to mid-20s, a medium complexion, wearing a gray T-shirt and gray pants.

"It takes all of our resources to bring people like this to justice, and we don’t stop until we find him. He’s a very high priority for us," Sgt. Bender said.

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.