Sexual assault victim speaks out to help find perpetrator

Here is a sketch of the suspect.
Here is a sketch of the suspect.

Reported by Lisa Rantala email

Posted by Kate Oatis email

TOLEDO (WTOL) - A Toledo woman is speaking out after being violated by a stranger two weeks ago in her bedroom.

Since then, police say the man struck again in the Church, Milton and Elmore streets area in east Toledo. That time, his victim was a 13-year-old girl on her way to school.

Now, police need your help before he strikes again.

Victim: "I woke and he was right next to me. He was kind of rubbing my arm. I was stunned. I tried to say something but he covered my mouth before I could say anything."

With her son and mother both in the house, the victim says a partially masked man broke into her bedroom window, covered her mouth, exposed himself and sexually assaulted her.

Victim: "He told me he was going to put a pillow over my face. I said, "You're going to smother me." He said 'put it over your eyes' so I wouldn't be able to see him but he still had a screwdriver to my neck."

The woman said fearing for her life helped her remain quiet.

Victim: "I was like, 'just please don't let my son wake up.' I didn't know if he was going to stab me or hit me or anything."

A week-and-a-half later, a 13-year-old girl was attacked in the same way. She said a man pulled her into a back alley off Elmore St., stole her cell phone and before anything else happened, she took off running.

Until he's caught, the victim says every woman down her block needs to worry.

Victim: "Obviously, he don't care if he's going to come into a house and do whatever he wants.

If you know anything or recognize the man in the sketch, you're asked to call CrimeStopper at 419-255-1111.