SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – A woman was sexually assaulted in the woods near Duncan Park and police are looking for three suspects.
Officers responded to a reported assault in the area of West Park Drive and Carolyn Dive. around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim told officers that she was walking on West Park Drive near South Converse St. when three men began following her.
The woman said the suspects grabbed her and pulled her into a nearby wooded area across from the baseball field and assaulted her. The suspects ran when officers got to the scene.
Police confirm the woman was sexually assaulted and it was a random assault.
The victim was taken by EMS to Spartanburg Regional Healthcare to be treated for her injuries.
A forensic composite sketch was made for each of the three suspects based on the victim’s account.
The first suspect is described as heavy set with dark skin, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing around 250 pounds. He is described as having a thin beard line and thin mustache with a really deep voice.
The second man is described as thin and 6 feet tall with long fingernails and the other suspects called him “D”.
The third suspect is also described as thin and about the same height as the second suspect. The man did not have any facial hair and appeared to be younger than the other two suspects. The suspect had a tattoo of a cross on the left side of his neck. He also has yellow teeth, bad gums, a possible crooked tooth on the left side, with some acne marks on his cheeks and forehead.
Spartanburg Police say this is an active investigation and encourage people to come forward if they have any information about the crime or the described suspects.
“Members of the Spartanburg Police Department are saddened by this unfortunate incident and we will continue to investigate this horrible crime until these subjects are captured,” the agency said in a news release.
Anyone with information is asked to please call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or the Spartanburg Police Department at 864-596-2065.