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APD: Homeless Man Sexually Assaulted In South Austin After Ride From Downtown
Police say they need the public's help in finding a man they say sexually assaulted a homeless man in South Austin after getting a ride from a bar downtown.
Investigators say it happened last Monday in the early morning hours. The victim was given a ride from the 200 block of Fourth Street, near Lavaca Street, but was taken to an unoccupied apartment off Barton Skyway, where the suspect sexually assaulted the victim at gunpoint.
Police say the suspect was driving a Dark Grey 2008 or newer Toyota Sequoia with a tow package and chrome accents.
The suspect is described as:
- Estimated to be in his 30s
- Brown eyes with very thin, manicured eyebrows
- 5'6" to 5'8" - about 190 pounds – Heavy set
- Black, closely cut hair
- Blue baseball cap with an orange colored underside bill
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sex Crimes Unit at 974-5230 or call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text to "Tip 103" your message to C R I M E S. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest or charges being filed. Crime Stoppers tips are confidential.
Photos and composite sketch from Austin police. The lower right photo is of a similar make and model of the suspects vehicle, but NOT the actual vehicle.