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Portage Police seek help in identifying rape suspect

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Portage Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who sexually assaulted a woman in her home on Sunday.

According to police, at 2:30 a.m. the man gained entry to the woman’s apartment at the Willowcreek Estates--located at the intersection of Willowcreek and Lute roads--then bound her, sexually assaulted her, and stole several unspecified items before fleeing.

The suspect was described as a black male, 40 to 50 years of age, 5’ 8’’ to 6’ 0’’ in height, with a thin build.

Anyone who may have seen a suspicious person or vehicle in the apartment complex is asked to contact Det. Cpl. Janis Regnier at (219) 764-5706.


Posted 5/27/2014