COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Police in College Park are asking for help identifying a man who they say is stalking a young boy for sex.They say he approached the same 16-year-old boy twice and sexually assaulted him in one of those incidents.
Police released a sketch of the man the teen described to them. They are concerned if he’s stalking one boy, he might be stalking others.
Police said both incidents happened along Godby Road near Old National Highway in College Park.
They said the first incident happened in late May in front of the US Post Office on Godby Road. The boy was walking on the sidewalk when the man pulled up in a car and asked him for directions.
Police said the boy got in the man’s car. “As he was riding off down Godby Road to Old National the subject propositioned him,” said Lt. Reed Pollard. The boy jumped out of the car and escaped.
The second incident happened last week when the man approached the boy in a bathroom at the Tracey Wyatt Recreation Center. The boy, who was playing basketball, rejected him again but police said the suspect didn’t give up. “The guy (suspect) comes out (of the bathroom), joins the basketball game and during the game he felt him (boy) up,” Lt. Pollard said.
The boy gave police and GBI forensic sketch artist Kelly Lawson a detailed description of the suspect and they’re hopeful someone can identify the man in the sketch. “Hopefully we can get more information if we identify who it is,” Pollard said. “We’re hoping that possibly there are other subjects out there that he’s approached (that will come forward).
Police said the boy confided in a friend and told him about the two incidents and the friend called police.
They are pouring through video surveillance from the recreation center trying to get a glimpse of the suspect.
College Park Police are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect in the sketch to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).