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Investigators: man sexually assaulted child with autism near Ridge Crossing Apartments

Source: Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office Source: Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is trying to track down the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl who has autism. On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, the child was walking near the Ridge Crossing Apartments, near South Belair Road and I-20. Investigators say the man took the child into the woods and sexually assaulted her.

A car of interest has been identified as a gray, 4-door Saturn Ion. (See the picture provided by the sheriff’s office.) Investigators believe the driver is a light-skinned black man, approximately 5’09”. He’s believed to be in his 20’s. The most detailed part of the description is his hair. It’s said to be shoulder-length and twisted, with red or orange tips.

If you see the vehicle and subject or have any information that may lead to the identification of the vehicle or subject please contact Investigator Gaston or Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch 706-541-2800.

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