Police seek help finding assault suspect

By on September 2, 2010

GENEVA—The Forest Preserve District of Kane County seeks the public’s help in finding a sexual assault suspect.

On Saturday, Aug. 28, police from the Forest Preserve District, Aurora, and the Fox Valley Park District responded to a 911 call that a woman had been sexually assaulted at Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora.

The assault took place at approximately 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fox Valley Park District garden plots, within Oakhurst Forest Preserve.

A 29-year-old Aurora woman stated the suspect drove into the lot while she was gardening, then walked into the garden plots and suddenly attacked her. When witnesses later drove into the parking lot, the suspect fled west on Fifth Avenue in a dark green, four-door, 1999-2000 Pontiac Grand Prix. The victim summoned them to call 911 for police and paramedics.

The victim was transported to Copley Hospital, where she was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries. Forest Preserve District and Aurora police continue to investigate.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 30 years old, stocky build, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a bald head and no facial hair. He was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a red shirt with white trim.

If you have info, call (630) 232-5980, or to remain anonymous, call (630) 892-1000.