Livonia police release sketch of suspect in attempted rape of jogger in Hines Park.

Posted at 1:35 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 18:17:52-04

Livonia police have released a sketch of a suspect wanted for an attempted sexual assault of a woman in Hines Park.

According to police, it happened last Sunday around 7:25 p.m. on the Hines Dr. bicycle path west of Levan.

Police say the 28-year-old woman was jogging when she encountered the man. As she tried to jog past, police say he grabbed her around the neck and hit her on the side of the face.

The man and woman fought as he tried to drag her towards the Rouge River. Police say he tried to remove her clothing and said he wanted to have sex with her.

The woman was able to fight the man off and ran towards the east, where she was able to flag down a passing driver. She then used the driver's cell phone to call 911 and report the incident.

Police searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect.

He is described as a African American man with a muscular build, about 28-30 years old. He is 5'10" tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has short dark hair and is clean shaven.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a tight fitting black or grey compression style shirt and dark colored cargo shorts.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Livonia police at 734-466-2470.