Aiken seeks rape suspect

Sketch of rape suspect

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in its search for a rapist.

According to news release, a woman on Kiwi Court in Aiken returned home from checking her mail around 9:30 a.m. Jan. 3 and discovered a man inside her home.

The victim, whose name and age have not been released to protect her identity, told authorities the man forced her to undress at gunpoint and then sexually assaulted her.

Officers searched the area with the Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team but were unable to locate the suspect.

He is described as a 30- to 40-year-old black male with a goatee. He is estimated to be 6-feet-tall and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green shirt and armed with a small black pistol.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (800) 922-9709.

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