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Deputies searching for man who sexually assaulted teen walking home
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Sarasota, Florida - Sarasota Sheriff's Deputies are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a teen while she was walking home.

According to deputies, the 17-year-old victim was walking home from a party at around 2:30 a.m. through Northeast Plaza when she was confronted by a black male in a white, newer four-door vehicle.

Deputies say at first the suspect called out to her from his car and told her to get in. When the victim changed direction to avoid him, the suspect exited his car and forced the victim into the backseat where he sexually battered her. The victim was released from the car and the suspect drove away.

The entire offense occurred at the rear area of the plaza. The victim called family and deputies from that location after the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male approximately 30-40 years old, heavyset, 5'8"-5'10", with a dark complexion.

Sheriff's detectives are investigating this incident and request that anyone with information call the Sarasota Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section at 861-4916 or CrimeStoppers at 366-TIPS.

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