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Police seek alleged sexual assaulter

Victim is a minor

Clayton County police announced late Friday that they are searching for a man who is alleged to have raped a female minor in a wooded area in Lovejoy.

The victim, whose age was not released, alleged that her assailant grabbed her Thursday afternoon as she was walking through a neighborhood on Rose Commons Drive and took her into the wood line where she was sexually assaulted, according to a police news release. She told police her alleged attacker was a black male in his mid-20s, 6 feet, 1 inch tall.

Police said she also described him as having a muscular build and a tattoo on his inner forearm. He is accused of running into a nearby neighborhood after the alleged assault took place. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting a forensic investigation, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Clayton County Police Department at (770) 477-3648.