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Springdale, SC (WLTX) - Springdale police need your help finding the man who impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted a woman.
Wednesday night, they released a sketch of the suspect.
The incident happened at approximately 8:30 Tuesday night on Wattling Road.
Springdale Police Chief Kevin Cornett says the man pulled his victim over using a blue light on his dashboard and told her she was pulled over because the tag lamp was out. He then asked her to step out of the vehicle, punched her and took her to a wooded area where he sexually assaulted her. Cornett says the suspect then got back into his vehicle and drove away.
The suspect was wearing a black t-shirt with "POLICE" written on the front, a black wind breaker style jacket and khaki pants. He's described as a white male, in his early twenties to mid-thirties, with light brown or red hair, light colored eyebrows and no facial hair. The suspect's vehicle is a small four door compact car that appears to be newer and a small blue light on the dashboard.
Anyone with information regarding this assault should call:
CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC
E-mail a tip in by visiting www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.
Text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message toCRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.