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Sketch released of attacker in latest unsolved sex assault near UK campus

This sketch is of a man being sought in a recent sexual assault in Lexington near the University of Kentucky.
This sketch is of a man being sought in a recent sexual assault in Lexington near the University of Kentucky. Lexington Police Department

A sketch of a man who might be connected to multiple unsolved Lexington sexual assaults over the past several years was released Wednesday.

Investigators said they hope someone with information in the case might come forward.

In late August, a woman was knocked to the ground near Arlington and Grosvenor avenues by a man who tried to sexually assault her, according to Lexington police. Two men who were walking by heard the struggle and chased away the assailant.

The assailant is described as a white man in his late 20s to early 40s who is about 5-foot-9, according to police. He has a stocky build, dark hair and facial hair.

In the past several years, there have been similar unsolved cases, according to police. In each case, a white man approached a woman walking alone and sexually assaulted her. The cases have generally occurred at night in the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Kentucky.

Investigators also are trying to identify the two witnesses who helped the victim in the most recent attack.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police at 859-258-3600. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to 274637. Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or BLuegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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