Detectives Searching for Sexual Battery Suspect

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WHEN: 10/18/2012, 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: 8215 North 13th Street, Tampa, Living Word Fellowship

SUSPECT: Black male, 28-30 years old, 5'6"-5'11", 160-175 pounds, thin build, short hair, wearing green or gray T-shirt and blue jeans

VICTIM: 70 year old white female

DETAILS: The victim entered the Living Word Fellowship to retrieve a key to a rental home nearby. As she walked to the rental house, the suspect approached her and began asking her questions about the church. She walked back to the church and the suspect asked her if he could see the sanctuary. She unlocked the door and allowed him into the building. After a short period of time, the suspect placed his hand over the victim's mouth, pushed her down onto a chair and committed a sexual act. He fled from the church on foot. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Tampa Police Department.