EPD continues hunt for unidentified suspect wanted for sexual abuse

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Police say man grabbed victims, exposed himself

By Sarah Bennett

Elizabethtown Police Department continues its search for an unidentified male wanted in connection to three incidents during which he allegedly grabbed women and exposed himself.

Though there are three reported incidents, Virgil Willoughby, EPD public information officer, said there are two victims in the case. One of the women encountered the man on two separate occasions.

The most recent incident occurred around 11 p.m. March 28 on East Dixie Avenue near the Interstate 65 overpass, police said. The woman told police she was walking north when the man approached and spoke to her for a few moments before pulling her toward him.

Since March 28, Willoughby said police brought in one suspect who later was cleared by one of the women.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his mid-20s to early 30s, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, and 175 to 200 pounds. He has dark hair, possibly spiked in front, and a large scar on his face.

All three incidents occurred on the east side of Elizabethtown, Willoughby said, and both alleged victims were on foot.

According to a previous news release, the suspect’s description and actions are similar in each incident.

When grabbing the women, the man used little force, Willoughby said, as if to keep the women from running away.

Police said no one has been injured and both women were able to escape.

The man is wanted on charges of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.