Man Sexually Assaulted Woman in Columbia's Five Points, Police Say

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault that took place Wednesday night in 5 points.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Columbia's Five Points this week.

According to officers, the man forced the victim into a secluded area in the 700 block of Saluda Street around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

During the incident, the victim also suffered significant facial injuries after the suspect hit her several times.  As a result, the female received medical treatment. 

Officers were able to get surveillance video of the man they're looking for. 

The suspect is between 20-30 years-old with a short afro hairstyle and close cut goatee. He was last seen wearing what appears to be a dark ‘Power Rangers’ T-shirt, gray shorts, dark socks and light-colored shoes.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. 

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