The Baltimore Police Department has released a sketch of a suspected rapist in the hopes that the public can help track him down.
Investigators say it happened the night of Wednesday, April 9. At approximately 11:25 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 Block of Gwynns Falls Parkway for a reported rape.
Responding officers found a 14-year-old girl who told them she was raped by an unknown black male.
Police say the victim was walking in the Gywnns Falls area when an unknown black male approached her and produced an unknown caliber handgun.
They say the suspect directed her into the rear alley of the 2200 Block of Braddish Avenue where he raped her. The person police are looking for is described as a black male, approximately 16-17 years of age, 5-foot-6, medium build, and was also reported to have an accent. Police say he was last seen wearing a gray jacket, blue jeans and black shoes.
"Does he look familiar? He doesn't look like somebody from around here, does he?" Robin Wiley asked her 15-year-old daughter as they both took a close look at the sketch.
"This is a situation that involved a juvenile female, so we're really asking for the cooperation as well as the assistance from our community in order to get this violent individual off of our streets," BPD Officer Chantell English told ABC2.
When they got the call, police responded to the 3000 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway just before 11:30 p.m. That is timing that has given people in the community pause.
"They shouldn't be out at night after a certain time and if they are not with an adult, they should be in the house. And my kids cannot just roam the streets. No, I don't play that," Nicole Dix, another concerned mother, said.
"She's a child and she wasn't supposed to be out here. So she didn't do anything wrong, I'm not attacking her but what was she doing out here walking alone at that hour?" Wiley said.
As police continue the search, they are hoping the information, this sketch, and the help of the public will lead to a quick arrest.
Police say they're not sure yet if there is any kind of relationship between this suspect and the victim, but they do know he spends a lot of time in the area of Braddish Avenue and Gwynns Falls Parkway.
Anyone with information about this case or anyone who may know the identity of this individual is asked to contact investigators at 443-984-7378.