Police release sketch of man accused of raping woman in north Houston


HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department has released a sketch photo of a man accused of raping a woman in a dark alley in north Houston.

The victim said she sexually assaulted at 4:55 a.m. Sunday outside an apartment complex, located in the 13000 block of Northborough Drive.

Police said the assailant grabbed the woman by her arm and forced her into a dark alley between the apartment building and fence. Police said the man raped and brutally beat the woman before leaving.

A photo of the man was drawn by a forensic sketch artist.

The attacker is described as a skinny black man who is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the attacker's arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call 713-222-8477.

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