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Sketch: Hank Aaron Trail sexual assault suspect

Sketch: Hank Aaron Trail sexual assault suspect

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are seeking a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted on the Hank Aaron Trail on Tuesday, September 29th — and they have now released a sketch of the suspect.

Police say the victim, a 27-year-old Milwaukee woman, told officers she was running on the trail when a suspect on a bicycle approached her, grabbed her and fondled her.

The woman screamed — and the suspect fled from the scene on his bicycle.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 17-18 years-old, 5’5” tall, with a slim build and his hair in a ponytail.

Hank Aaron Trail

Hank Aaron Trail

The suspect’s face had marks on it, likely either freckles or sun spots.

He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, shorts, and black tennis shoes and riding a black low-rider type bike.

Hank Aaron Trail sexual assault suspect description

Hank Aaron Trail sexual assault suspect description

This incident has some who use the Hank Aaron Trail on high alert.

“We’re terrified. It’s just scary,” Abby Busse, a Marquette University junior who runs the trail five times a week with friends. “It’s a great surface to run on. You don’t have to deal with traffic really.”

But Busse says she does have to deal with lots of harassment from men she encounters on the trail.

“Just saying things — calling us names, slapping butts and whistling,” Busse said.

Busse says the constant remarks make it difficult to focus on her cross country training.

“Really mad. Really, really upset,” Busse said. “We’re usually with a group, so I feel like that’s a good thing, but it’s also not that surprising.”

“Just keep an eye out for yourself.  If you can, travel with a friend,” Jerry Womack said.

Anyone with information should call Milwaukee Police Sensitive Crimes Division at 414-935-7405.

Hank Aaron Trail

Hank Aaron Trail

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6 comments

  • yep

    If you run by yourself in the hood this is what will happen. This trail is surrounded by shady areas and people are running by themselves? Naive people to think this is a safe area.

  • Idiots

    People need to arm themselves. Criminals will continue to to force their will on other until you stand and fight. When criminals can walk into a situation without fear of being hurt or killed they will continue to do it. Criminals need to learn that you are not a victim and you will fight for your life. Being robbed, molested, assaulted, hurt, or killed are all violations of your basic human rights and you need to fight those who wish to violate you.

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