Woman, 67, sexually assaulted on Kenosha County Bike Trail; suspect at large

Kenosha County Bike Trail

KENOSHA -- Kenosha County sheriff's officials say a woman, 67, was sexually assaulted while walking alone on the Kenosha County Bike Trail -- between 89th St. and 93rd St.

It happened Sunday, March 25 around 12:45 p.m. Kenosha County sheriff's officials listed the address as 9100 block of Kenosha County Bike Trail.

Sheriff's officials said the woman was walking alone northbound on the bike trail when she was approached and forced to the ground by an unknown male.

The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and then fled the scene on foot southbound on the bike path.

Kenosha County Bike Trail

The description given by the victim of the suspect is that of a black man in his 30s, standing 5’08” tall with a stocky build.

The victim was transported by rescue to hospital where she was treated and released.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is increasing patrol activity in the area.

Some said the quiet is what brings them to this particular bike trail.

"It's about four miles," said Linda Daniel.

Kenosha County Bike Trail

Daniel said she was out running on Sunday, but didn't notice what happened just before 1 p.m.

Deb Kotten said she always carries mace in the event of an attack. She said she travels the bike path often, and called what happened on Sunday afternoon "terrible."

Kenosha County Bike Trail

"It's not very often I'd run this route without seeing a bunch of people. I know big trails aren't always the safest, so I always carry (mace) with me," she said.

"I understand that sexual assault is about power...about power and control. What kick can you get about overpowering a 67-year-old woman? It doesn't make sense to me," said Daniel.

Citizens are reminded to remain alert and to report any suspicious activity. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department wants to encourage anyone with any information about this incident to contact Crimestoppers or the sheriff's department directly.