STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. - Stafford County deputies are asking for help from the public in finding a man who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman for over two hours after the two were involved in a crash. Authorities released a photo of a shirt left behind by the suspect, hoping someone will recognize it and come forward.
The accident happened in the early morning hours of Halloween. Investigators say between 2:45 am and 3:15 am, the victim's vehicle was struck by another car at Kings Highway and Sherwood Forest Farm Road in Fredericksburg. After the crash, they say the suspect pulled the woman from her vehicle forcefullly and dragged her off of the road to a ditch, where the sexual assault took place.
After the attack, the suspect left the area in his vehicle and traveled eastbound on Kings Highway (Route 3), authorities said. The victim walked back to her vehicle where she called 911 from her cell phone. A Stafford County deputy also arrived at the scene as she made the call.
On Tuesday afternoon, investigators released a photo of the orange, blue and white plaid long-sleeved shirt that was left behind by the suspect at the scene.
A composite sketch of the supsect was released Monday. He is described as a Hispanic man who is about 30 years old, between 5'8" and 5'9" tall and weighs between 170 and 180 pounds. He has black hair and a short black beard, and was wearing light-colored blue jeans and a sleeveless white tank top underneath the shirt pictured above.
Investigators say the suspect spoke Spanish and broken English, and was driving a dark-colored SUV. There may be orange paint transfer and damage to the passenger side front quarter panel or the front end of the suspect's vehicle.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Stafford County Sheriff's Office at (540) 658-4400. Anonymous tipsters can receive a reward of up to $1,000 cash. You can also text "Stafford" + tip to (Crimes) 274637, or submit your tip online at www.staffordcrimesolvers.com.