Detectives Seeking ID Of Attempted Sexual Battery Suspect
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of an attempted sexual battery at Barefoot Beach Preserve in North Naples on June 2.
Detectives have released a composite sketch of the suspect in the hope someone will recognize him and contact law enforcement.
“Our dedicated deputies are working tireless to identify the suspect in this terrible crime,” Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said. “We are also asking for the public’s assistance if anyone has information.”
The victim told detectives that she was in the area of Saylor Trail at Barefoot Beach around 7:30 p.m. when a man she did not know made a “sexual noise” as he passed by her. The man grabbed her from behind. She tried to break free and fell backward, causing the suspect to also fall. The suspect attempted to sexually assault the victim, but she managed to get up, run to the parking lot to her car and drive away.
The suspect ran away toward the beach.
The incident lasted approximately one to two minutes.
The incident was reported to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office on June 4. Patrol units have canvassed the area multiple times to try and locate the suspect.
Detectives said the suspect is described as white, in his late 20s to early 40s and around 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall with a lean build and muscular arms. He had medium wavy brown hair and bulgy eyes that were possibly brown in color. The suspect had multiple tattoos on at least one of his arms. One of the tattoos was possibly a clock or a nautical symbol, all black in color. He had a ruddy complexion, some scruff for facial hair and a very defined, low brow line with thick eyebrows. He was wearing a red/maroon loose fitting tank top and shorts. He may be driving a purple lifted Jeep.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477.