Cleveland Police seek rape suspect

Cleveland Police released a sketch Monday of an unidentified suspect wanted for the sexual assault of an 18-year-old female in December 2010.

The sexual assault occurred in the early morning hours in the area of E. 79th and Kinsman Avenue on Cleveland's east side. At the time of the assault the suspect brandished a small, black semiautomatic pistol. After the sexual assault the suspect fled east through the Garden Valley Apartments.

The suspect is described as a black male, late thirties or early forties, dark complexion with scar or scratches on his cheek, 6'1" with medium build, black hair, brown eyes.  Male has a black beard with a gray patch.

Anyone with information on the possible identity of this suspect is asked to call the Cleveland Division of Police Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit at 216-623-5630. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637). Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and you can remain anonymous.