Police Seeking Public's Help in Tracking Down Sexual Battery Suspect

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DATE/TIME: April 9, 2012 between 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Copeland Park, 11001 North 15th Street, Tampa

SUSPECT: B/M between 5'10"-6'2" weighing over 200 pounds


Tampa Police detectives are actively working to identify the man who attacked a woman as she walked along a trail inside Copeland Park. The suspect struck the victim from behind and sexually battered her near a restroom. The suspect may have exited the park through a gate on 19th Street.

Detectives are now turning to the public for help in catching this violent suspect. Anyone who saw or heard something suspicious in the park the morning of April 9th is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.

Janelle McGregor