Female jogger sexually assaulted in Arlington

The assault occurred on a popular walking and jogging route in Arlington. (Photo: ABC7)

Detectives in Arlington spent the night searching for clues that may lead them to the attacker in a sexual assault that occurred Thursday morning.

Police returned to the spot where a female jogger was sexually assaulted, taking pictures, talking to neighbors and searching for clues on the alleged attacker.

The woman was attacked and assaulted in the 2000 block of Army Navy Drive in Arlington, police say.

The 37-year-old woman was jogging when a man knocked her to the ground. She told police that he then kicked her several times to immobilize her and touched her in a sexual manner against her will.

The sidewalk where the victim say this happened is nestled along homes and a wooded area. Residents believe it offers too many places to hide for would-be attackers.

Arlington Police Det. Crystal Nosal said the victim described the suspect as a black man, approximately 30-40 years old, 5'10" to 6' tall with a medium build. He had several inches of hair growth on his head and was wearing a button-down light blue shirt, dark pants and dark shoes.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This assault does not appear to be connected to any other incidents in the area, Nosal said.

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From Arlington Police: If anyone was in the area during this time and witnessed suspicious behavior, or the assault, they are asked contact Detective James Stone at (703) 228-4245. Det. Stone can also be contacted via e-mail at Witnesses can also call the Arlington Police Tip-Line at (703) 228-4242.

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