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Sex-assault suspect posed as Cox cable worker, police say

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A composite sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault that took place on Dec. 27, 2013, near Durango Drive and Sahara Avenue.

Metro Police are searching for a sexual assault suspect who might be impersonating a cable company worker to gain entry into residences.

The sexual assault happened about 2:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at a residence near Sahara Avenue and Durango Drive in the western valley.

Police said the suspect — described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s — knocked on a door and forced his way into the residence when the victim answered the door. Once inside, he sexually assaulted the victim, police said.

The victim called police after the suspect left the residence, police said.

Detectives have been in contact with officials from Cox Communications because the suspect was wearing a short-sleeve, button-down shirt with a “Cox” emblem on the left side of the shirt, police said. At this point, detectives believe the man is impersonating a Cox Communications employee.

Authorities said the suspect is about 5-feet-10-inches tall and 210 pounds, with a muscular build, brown hair and eyes, a close-cropped beard and a possible scar under his right eye. He was also wearing dark blue pants and leather gloves.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to contact Metro’s sexual assault detail at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.

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