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Updated with Video: Police Release Sketch of Sex Assault Suspect

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Updated with Video: Police Release Sketch of Sex Assault Suspect

By FOX 47 News. CREATED May 29, 2013 - UPDATED: May 30, 2013

Police have released a sketch of the man believed to be involved in a recent string of sexual assault cases in the City of East Lansing.

Investigators believe the suspect likely has a tattoo on his left arm or shoulder. The suspect is a white male between 18-25 years old, with an average build and height (5'5"-5'10"). He was wearing a faded red or pink shirt, shorts, grey shoes, and white socks at the time of the assaults.

The most recent case occurred Thursday, May 16 at approximately 8 p.m. in the parking lot outside of the Abbott Pointe Apartments off of Abbot Road. The suspect dragged the victim behind a dumpster, where he physically and sexually assaulted her before fleeing on foot northbound on Abbot Road.

Two similar cases occurred prior to the May 16 assault this past April; the first taking place on Coolidge Road south of Lake Lansing Road around midnight on Saturday, April 20. The victim was dragged to a secluded area where she was physically and sexually assaulted. The second incident took place at approximately 3 a.m. on Friday, April 26 in the 300 block of Charles Street. The victim was attacked upon attempting to enter her home and dragged to a secluded area, where she was physically assaulted and an attempted sexual assault occurred.

Anyone with tips is encouraged to contact ELPD at elpdtips@elpolice.com or 1-877-ELPD-TIP (1-877-357-3847).

Please note the following disclaimer from the composite sketch artist:
"This composite drawing is an artist's rendering of an unknown suspect, produced from a witness description. It should be viewed as an approximation of the suspect's appearance, rather than an exact likeness."