AURORA | Police are offering a reward to help find a man they say violently raped a 13-year-old girl near East Iliff and Peoria last Saturday evening and have released a sketch of the suspect.
The girl told police she was walking near the intersection at about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14 when she was grabbed by a man with a “deadly weapon” and taken to a “secluded area,” where the man physically and sexually assaulted.
The suspect is described as a black male in his thirties, approximately 5’8” with a slim build, police said. He was clean shaven, had a dark complexion and high cheekbones. His hair was described as “messy” and sticking up about 4 inches. He was wearing a medium to dark colored jacket and dark pants.
The suspect may have been in that same area a few hours prior to the attack, possibly at the 7-11 store or riding on an RTD bus prior to or after the attack, police said.
Aurora police spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler said these sorts of sexual assaults where the attacker and victim don’t know each other are rare, but because of the brutal nature of the crime the department has made finding the attacker a priority.
“This investigation is a top priority for us, we are throwing all the resources that we have towards it,” he said.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to contact Aurora Police Agent Doug Kasten at 303-739-6208 or [email protected] Tipsters can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867) or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then use the title DMCS and enter the message. By doing so, tipsters may be eligible to earn a reward of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).