Capitol Police: Man sexually assaults victim at the Science Museum

Capitol Police: Man sexually assaults victim at the Science Museum
This man is suspect of sexual assault at the Science Museum.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Division of Capitol Police is searching for a man they say sexually assaulted someone at the Science Museum on Broad Street on Sunday.

The victim was "touched inappropriately" at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Capitol Police said in a news release. They could not comment on why it took four days to release the information.

Witnesses say the suspect is between 20 and 30 years old, weighs 160 pounds and is 5'8" to 5'10" with an olive complexion.

"The Museum has provided security footage and is cooperating with the investigation," said museum Director Richard Conti.

Nearby residents and museum patrons were shocked to learn the news.

"That's disgusting to me because I come here all the time I love the museum," said patron Jamaal West.

Katherine Layne, a Richmond resident and grandmother agreed, saying there is no place for criminals. "Predators like that should be locked up because the Science Museum is part of history. It's a beautiful museum to take your family and have fun. I think it's an awful shame that someone went in there and did that."

If you have any information, contact Sgt. Tony Gulotta of the Division of Capitol Police Investigations Section at (804) 786-2505 or (804) 786-2120.

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