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Rapist sought in teen sex assault

Spokane police detectives are seeking help in identifying a suspect in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl Jan. 1 near Northtown Mall.

The rape occurred during the middle of the afternoon, police said. The suspect was last seen by residents walking west toward the mall from Mayfair Street and Walton Avenue, which is to the east of the mall, said Officer Jennifer DeRuwe in a press release today.

The suspect was described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, skinny with sunken cheeks, short hair and bright green eyes. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, baseball hat and jeans.

The police sexual assault unit is handling the case. Anyone with information is asked to call (800) 222-8477 or 327-5111.

Editor’s note: This story has been changed to correct the date of the incident.


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