HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A teenager was raped in her own driveway late last year, and now police are releasing a sketch in the hopes of getting closer to catching the man responsible.
Officials say that a 14-year-old girl was approached by a stranger in a driveway on Brunswick Point Lane on Houston's south side on November 23, 2014, between 9pm and 11pm. The suspect approached the victim saying he had a gun and not to move or make any noise. He then sexually assaulted the girl and fled on foot.
"If he's that bold to do that in a driveway somewhere, then it's possible that he's at least tried or attempted to do that to somebody else. i think that's going to be the key. Maybe that person didn't feel like reporting it. Maybe they were a little embarrassed," Crime Stoppers spokesman Jeff McShan said.
Neighbors are shocked.
"We have patrol that comes around here regularly, so I wouldn't think something like this would happen," neighbor Rodney Johnson said.
Felicia Howard says she worries for her young daughter.
"Definitely wouldn't have her on the street by herself," Howard said.
We asked McShan what took so long for them to get the sketch and release it. He says this kind of delay is common with victims of sexual assault.
"They're on their own time when they feel like they're comfortable enough to talk to police about giving a sketch. so i'm sure that's what happened in this case is we just got the sketch and now it's time to go forward," he said.
The victim described her attacker to police as a black male in his late 20's to early 30's. He has a medium build, dark skin and wore his hair in an Afro with partially twisted ends.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the criminal's arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000. null
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