South Fulton County

Police release sketch of man accused of raping, beating woman

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police have released a sketch of a man they said raped a woman and brutally beat her.

The attack happened sometime before 9 p.m. on Feb. 23 at an abandoned complex off Washington Avenue.

Investigators said the 30-year-old woman was lost and the man lured her from the East Point MARTA station by telling her he knew a shortcut.


He assaulted her at the abandoned Washington Circle housing projects, according to officers.

The victim escaped and ran to a nearby trailer park for help.

"She did not know this guy  and to think you could do such a heinous crime to a person you don't know could possibly lead to a sexual predator," East Point police Det. Ebony Johnson said.

Channel 2's Liz Artz showed the suspect's sketch to people around the area.

"Sometimes I walk through the neighborhood, but I haven't seen him," Reverend Larry Banks said.

"I've seen him before. I believe he stays close to that school up there," neighbor Frederick Reese said.

DNA from the assault kit is being tested at the GBI crime lab.

If you think you know the suspect, call police.