Suspect Sought in Lakewood Heights Sexual Assaults
APD: Man, posing as a police officer fondled, groped two teens Sept. 15.
Atlanta police on Wedesnday released the sketch of a man they say posed as an undercover police officer and fondled two teenaged girls last month in Lakewood Heights.
The victims, 16 and 17, told police they were leaving the Lakewood Amphitheatre after a Sept. 15 concert and needed to use the restroom.
Finding the restroom lines too long, they told investigators they left the amphitheatre grounds and crossed Pryor Road SW and headed for some woods behind a gas station in the 1900 block.
They told officers others were doing the same and so they thought it was OK.
As they began to relieve themselves, they said a man came up from behind them asking them what they were doing.
He identified himself as an undercover police officer and walked them to the far wall of a building next to the gas station and fondled them as he conducted a "pat-down."
The girls then said he ordered them to kneel and after they complied, he told them to strip.
They refused and shortly thereafter realized he was a creep and ran away yelling for help.
The two girls describe him as being white, between 35 and 40 years of age, about 5'10" to 6' in height and sporting scruffy unshaven
face. He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a white polo shirt.
Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to contact APD investigators at 404.546.4260 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.8477. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.