Police release sketch in hopes of nabbing rape suspect
Stockton Springs — For nearly two months police have been looking for the man responsible for an alleged sexual assault on a Stockton Springs woman, and this week, the Waldo County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of the suspect in the hope of generating more leads in the case.
Monday, June 25, the WCSO issued a press release urging the public to come forward with any information about the incident, which was reported in the afternoon hours of Monday, May 7.
"The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek information from the public to identify a suspect in a violent sexual assault that occurred in the town of Stockton Springs on May 7, 2012," stated the release. "We have included an updated composite sketch of the suspect."
The male suspect is described as being between the ages of 35 and 45 years old, 6 feet tall, light hazel to bluish eyes and dark hair. Police say the man has a very distinctive hook - scar or possibly a tattoo on the right side of his face and may have the word "HATE" tattooed across his left fingers. Police believe he was driving a blue car with a large white decal on the hood on the day of the alleged attack.
The case has produced a fair number of leads in the weeks that have passed since the alleged incident, but none have produced an arrest so far.
Lt. Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said Monday afternoon, May 21, that police had fielded several calls from citizens since putting out a call for help from the public Tuesday, May 8.
"The vast majority of those, once we chase them down, they're found not to be connected," he said.
During a press conference within days of the alleged attack, Waldo County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said the male offender had approached the 61-year-old victim and told her he was a former renter at her residence. He told the woman he had left some items under the back porch and asked if he could retrieve them, Trafton said. When the woman followed the man behind the house she was assaulted to the point where she may have lost consciousness, Trafton said.
The residence, which was only identified as being near the Stockton Springs Elementary School, is located off of the "main drag." Trafton said.
Trafton said anyone with information about the case should call police, even if they feel the information may not be significant.
"Sometimes it's those small details that break open a case," Trafton said at the press conference.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the WCSO at 338-2040.