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Sexual assault report spurs search for suspect by Lexington County Deputies

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has released a composite image of a suspect in a recent sexual assault.
The victim told investigators it happened about 4 a.m. Thursday (March 3) in the general area of Fairlane Drive/Pine Lake Drive between Sunset Boulevard and Ephrata Drive. That’s in an unincorporated part of West Columbia, close to Lexington.

A man grabbed the victim’s hair as she was walking and threw her to the ground. She describes the suspect as between 5’8” and 6’ with a skinny build. She also told detectives the man smelled like an auto shop or grease.

If you have any information on the identity of the man in this image, call Crimestoppers at 888-274-6372 or use the Midlands Crimestoppers app.