Aiken sexual assault may be latest in string of assaults

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The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who climbed through a bedroom window and sexually assaulted a 48-year-old Aiken woman the morning of July 4.

“This burglary and attack is almost identical to one last week in the same neighborhood, so we think the same individual is responsible for both crimes,” said Sheriff Michael Hunt.

Shortly before 4:00 a.m., a man, armed with a knife, climbed through an open bedroom window. The subject pinned the victim to the bed, punched her several times in the face, and sexually assaulted her. The attacker then demanded and received money from the victim.

The Aiken Bloodhound Team responded and searched the area.

Subject Description

Gender: Male Race: Black Age: 40-45 Height: 6’ Weight: 175 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Clothing: White/plaid button down shirt, blue jeans Additional: The subject had facial hair and wore a gold chain.

Anyone who saw or offered a ride to an individual matching this description is asked to call Crimestoppers of the Midlands: (888) 559 – TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous and could receive a reward of between $50 and $1000.