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Person sexually assaulted on walking path in Gurnee

Gurnee police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred over the weekend on a walking path.

Gurnee police said that between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night, the victim was on a wooded walking path south of Washington Street and Route 21 in Gurnee when the assault happened.

Authorities said that the offender is described as a male having a “tan” complexion, being of medium to heavy “but not fat” build. He has dark short hair, that was shaved on the sides and facial hair in the form of a goatee. He’s described as smelling of smoke and was “sweaty” at the time of the offense.

Police said that the suspect was last seen wearing a dark-colored, hooded sweatshirt made of light weight material. The sweatshirt had a contrasting color logo of some kind on the left breast. He was wearing dark-colored, possibly sweat pants. A composite sketch is being worked on and will be released when it’s finished.

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000 or anonymously call the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222. Information about the incident may lead to a cash reward.