Police release sketch of rape suspect

April 24, 2008 11:00:13 AM PDT
Police have released a sketch of man wanted for raping a Newark woman.

The man is described as a black male with a medium complexion, in his mid to late 20's. He is approximately 6-feet-tall, 200 pounds, with short to medium length hair. His face was partially covered with a scarf.

Police were called to the 300 block of Deerfield Road in the community of Scottfiled at 7:28 Wednesday morning the the report of a sexual assault. Once there police learned a man had broken into the residence earlier and sexually assaulted a 46-year-old woman.

Police searched the area and went door-to-door interviewing residents but did not locate a suspect who is described as an African American male, 6-feet-tall, about 200 pounds, with short cropped hair. A reverse 911 call was sent out to residents in the area informing them of the incident and investigation.

Tipsters are asked to call the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 395-8110 or Delaware Crimstoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.