Bystanders come to aid of woman sexually assaulted while walking in park, police say

Police said good Samaritans put a stop to a sexual assault at park in Monroe, Georgia, Sunday evening after hearing a woman screaming for help.

The woman told police she was walking at Felker Park just before 6 p.m. when a man approached her.

"The victim was allegedly forced to the ground and physically assaulted," police said in a news release. "The attacker was scared away by witnesses coming to the victim's aid after hearing her screams for help."

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Police did not disclose the nature of the victim’s injuries.

Witnesses saw the attacker run in the direction of a nearby subdivision, police said. He was described to officers as a tall, thin man in his late teens to early 20s. He was wearing a black and white shirt with dark pants.

Police are asking area residents to be on the lookout for someone matching this description in the area of the park, which is also home to the local Boys & Girls Club.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or to contact Monroe police Detective Chris Cannon at 770-266-5183 or 678-357-1939.

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