Woman sexually assaulted walking in Shorewood

Posted at 12:52 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 18:23:45-04

SHOREWOOD -- A woman was sexually assaulted while walking in Shorewood Wednesday night.

The incident happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. near Downer Avenue and Wood Place.

Shorewood police said the woman was walking past a man on the sidewalk when he turned around and told her to sit on the ground. 

As the suspect began to touch the victim, police said the victim struck the man in the face and he ran south from the area.

The suspect was described as light-skinned biracial male, between 17 to 25 years old. He was 5’7” to 5’10” tall and weighed between 170 and 180 pounds. The man had short afro style curly hair and was last seen wearing long loose-fitting dark or khaki colored cargo shorts, dark colored baggy T-shirt and black rectangular frame glasses. 

If you have any information about this incident or saw anything suspicious, please call the Shorewood Police Department at 414-847-2610.