D.C. police investigate sex assault in Shaw

September 18, 2013

D.C. police released photos of a man they want to talk with, after a woman was sexually assaulted Tuesday morning inside a business in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest.

An unknown man walked into the woman’s workplace in the 1700 block of 7th Street NW about 9 a.m. Tuesday and then sexually assaulted her, officials said.

Investigators are trying to identify and speak with a man they describe as a black male in his early 20s, with a medium complexion, a skinny build, and short hair. He’s also said to be between five-foot-six and five-foot-ten.

The man was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black Helly Hansen pants, gray and green shoes, and a gray baseball cap. Police said he also has a tattoo on his right forearm with unknown letters and that he carried a blue, satchel-type backpack.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099.

Handout image of a person of interest sought in first degree sexual assault in the 1700 block of 7th St. NW. (Courtesy Metropolitan Police Department)

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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