West Springfield Police District – Officers responded for the report of a sexual assault that occurred in an apartment in the 7900 block of John Adams Court yesterday. A 27-year-old woman reported that she was moving out of her apartment around 3 p.m., when a man approached her while she was walking back and forth from the parking lot. He asked if she needed help. She thought this was suspicious, as she did not know him. Approximately an hour later, she was in the apartment, when the same man came in through an open door, grabbed her, implied he had a knife and forced her to undress. The suspect sexually assaulted her.
A neighbor heard the victim screaming and entered the apartment to intervene. The suspect pulled the neighbor, a 33-year-old woman, down to the ground by her hair and ran off toward Rectory Lane. The suspect was described as black, in his early 20s, approximately 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a slim build, and had what was described as an African accent.
Both victims needed medical attention, and were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was able to provide information to Sex Crimes Detectives and they are following up on all leads.
If you have information about this crime, please contact Detective T. Struthers at 703- 246-7800.
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