Increased patrol after second sexual assault on Kenosha bike trail

Posted at 6:03 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 19:03:46-04

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI - Two too many—the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is now looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in broad daylight on the Kenosha County Bike Trail.

This, after another attack on the trail nearly two months ago. 

“It’s terrible," Tiffany Fenn said. "This is a quiet neighborhood. We all have children. I’m sitting at my dinner table with my children last night while it’s happening."  

Fenn lives just steps away from the trail where the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says an 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted Monday evening around 6 p.m.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the woman was walking alone in the 9400 block of the trail when she was approached by a man and attacked. 

“I won’t let my kids down there by themselves," Fenn said.  "I’m afraid to go down it, even with my kids. It’s scary." 

This investigation comes on the heels of a similar attack in March. In that incident, a 67-year-old woman said she was forced to the ground, assaulted, and then the man who attacked her took off running. 

The man in the latest attack is described as a black male in his late 20’s to early 30’s and approximately 5’03 to 5’06 with a stocky build wearing a dark blue zip-up hoodie with white stripes, and a dark baseball hat. The suspect may be bald or with close-shaved hair and scruffy facial hair. 

At this time he is believed to be operating a tan colored sedan of unknown make or model.

The 18-year-old victim, in this case, was treated and released from an area hospital.

The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department said it will increase patrols of the area, and it reminds citizens to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times. 

Anyone with information regarding this assault please contact the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department (262)605-5100 or Kenosha Crimestoppers (262)656-7333.

At this time the department cannot confirm if this is the same suspect from the assault on March 25 of this year, but the description and circumstances are similar. This is a very active and open investigation.