Akron police seek public's help in identifying rape suspect

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Police in Akron are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a rape suspect.

The rape occurred on July 6th at an apartment building on East Exchange Street. The victim reported that she walked into her apartment building with the male suspect and went to the bottom of the stairwell. The suspect then restrained the victim, by holding his hand over her mouth, while he sexually assaulted her. The suspect then left the building.

The suspect is described as a white male, 23 - 26 years old, 5'10" - 6'0", 180 - 190 lbs, with blonde short hair and glasses. He was wearing a dark blue t-shirt, light blue shorts with a navy stripe down the sides.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department at 330.375.2181.

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