UPDATE: Earlier this week the North Port Police Department was called for a report of a Sexual Battery on a 15-yr-old victim. We subsequently sent information out to help spread the word and obtain leads. After an extensive investigation and a multitude of interviews, we have been able to determine that our victim made up the story to seek attention. This evening she admitted to such. False reports of this nature are not taken lightly and can impact the perception of real reports of sexual battery. Charges in this case will be determined at a later time. Our focus right now is making sure the young woman gets any necessary help. We will continue to investigate all reports such as this with the rigor and respect they deserve.
We thank everyone for their cooperation by sharing and reporting on the info provided. Anytime we have a report this serious, we simply can not take the chance of failing to educate the public when necessary. Thank you again.
On January 6, 2020 around 4:41 PM, a 15-yr-old juvenile reported that while jogging near her home she was sexually battered by a white male in the area of Landover Terrace in North Port. The victim has provided information to NPPD which causes us to believe she was targeted and this was not a random act.
On January 7, 2020, the victim provided a description of the male with a digital sketch artist and the attached image was obtained.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 36-38 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, average to muscular build, dark blonde hair styled in a buzz cut, goatee, and greenish-blue eyes. Clothing described as blue jeans with a black t-shirt with a red and orange design on the front.
He was last seen traveling southbound on Landover Terrace in an older black four-door car, possibly a Ford.
Since this incident has occurred detectives have been working diligently to follow any leads in this case. Despite canvasing the entire area, including local business and home security cameras, we are unable to find anything matching the suspect’s description and a vehicle matching the description. We’re asking the public to please check any recording devices they may have which could help us in this investigation.
If anyone is able to identify this subject or obtains any information please contact the North Port Police Department, Det. Kishia Veigel at 941-429-7335 or [email protected]