by: Tom Jones Updated:
LOVEJOY, Ga. - A frustrated family is digging into its own pockets to help catch the man who sexually assaulted their teenaged daughter.
The attack happened in July in a wooded area on Rose Commons near Lovejoy.
Clayton County police said the victim was walking along the road when a man pulled her at gunpoint into the wooded area and attacked her.
"It was horrible. It was awful," the teen's grandmother told Channel 2s Tom Jones. "He's an animal. That's it. He's an animal and he does not deserve to be walking around free."
Police have checked out leads, but so far the attacker remains on the loose.
The victim's family is now adding $1,000 to the $2,000 Crimestoppers is offering as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attacker.
They hope the money will convince someone to speak up.
"You know, money talks and a lot of times people will even tell on a family member," the grandmother said.