Man runs woman's vehicle off road, sexually assaults her for 2 hours
STAFFORD, VA (WWBT) - The Stafford County Sheriff's Office is investigating a disturbing case after a young woman was run off the road, then sexually assaulted.
Deputies say around 2:45 a.m. Monday, the young woman was driving eastbound on Kings Highway when another vehicle crashed into her. The sheriff's office says the woman was forced into the left turn lane, near Sherwood Forest Farm, when the other driver attacked.
"As she was getting out of the vehicle to examine the damage, he approached her and forced her into the ditch across the road, into the ravine, and sexually assaulted her for two hours," said M.C. Morris Moncure, public information officer for the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.
After the brutal attack, the suspect drove off and the victim went to her car and called 911. The sheriff's office says she was taken to the hospital and is now recovering at home.
Deputies are still searching for the man that attacked her. They are asking who noticed the two vehicles on the side of Kings Highway between 2:45 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday to come forward.
"Even if they think we already know it, we want them to report it, and maybe with some fresh information we can pursue some additional leads," said Moncure.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male around 30 years old, about 5'8" to 5'9" tall and weighs about 170 to 180 pounds. He has black hair and a short black beard, was wearing light-colored blue jeans and a sleeveless white tank top under an orange, blue and white plaid long sleeved shirt. The suspect spoke in Spanish and broken English. Authorities have released a composite sketch of the suspect and a photo of the suspect's shirt.
The suspect's vehicle is described as a dark-colored SUV, but Moncure said it could be a cross-over type vehicle. The suspect left the scene in the vehicle heading east on Kings Highway. The vehicle may have orange paint and damage to the passenger's front side or front end.
The sheriff's office says violent assaults like this are unusual in Stafford County, but says if you break down or crash in a dark desolate area, don't hesitate to call 911.
"You do not have to feel compelled to roll down your window. You don't have to get out of your car," Moncure said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Stafford County Sheriff's Office at (540) 658-4400. They are offering a reward of up to $1,000.
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