Police searching for man who assaulted woman after car became stuck

Posted Jan. 23, 2012, at 2:17 p.m.
Composite image from Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

SEBAGO, Maine — Authorities in Cumberland County are hunting for a man who allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted a woman early Saturday.

The woman, 41, told police her car was stuck in the ice when a passing motorist offered to help. When the woman got out of her vehicle, the man violently attacked and sexually assaulted her, according to a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Following the assault, the man stole money from the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene, leaving her injured on the side of the road, the release said.

The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the attacker. The man was driving a gray or dark GMC full-size pickup truck with a “Ski-Doo” sticker on the right rear lower corner of the back window, and the truck has New Hampshire plates.

The man is described as 6 feet tall and weighing about 170 pounds. At the time of the attack he was wearing a dark hooded jacket, a “beanie” style hat and gold framed glasses.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 774-1444, ext. 2208.

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