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Police Looking Into Similarities Between Two Sexual Assaults In Walkersville

There appears to be some similarities between an assault on April 6th at the Walkersville Community Park and one which occurred on November 10th, 2013 in the same location. That's according to State Police investigators, who say the victim in the November attack describes the suspect as similar to the one who attacked two women in the April 6th incident. Both occurred on a Sunday.

On April 6th, State Police say two women were jogging in the park when a man grabbed one of them and tried to pull down her running pants. Her partner came to her aid, and the attacker ran away.

On November 10th, authorities say a 57-year-old woman who was walking her grandson was also attacked. She also fought off the attack.

State Police say their investigation has developed a description of a potential witness. Authorities say witnesses talked about seeing  a young African-American male riding a bicycle  in the area during the April attacks. He has also been seen around Walkersville, and State Police say he may have information that could help this case.

Meanwhile, investigators continue to search for the attacker from the April 6th incident. He's described as an African-American male between 5'6" to 5'8", 150 pounds, with a thin build. The attacker has a dark complexion with a very short, even-cut hairstyle and no facial hair. At the time of the assault, he was wearing light khaki cargo shorts, with a long-sleeved gray shirt with black block-style lettering on it.

Anyone who has information on this incident, or the young man on the bicycle, is asked to call the State Police Frederick Barrack at 301-600-4150. They can also contact Sgt. Rick Bachtell at with Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Unit at 443-463-2164. Callers can remain anonymous.


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