Reward offered to help Cleveland police find alleged rapist

CLEVELAND - Up to a $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted for rape.

Cleveland detectives have released a sketch only of an unidentified man wanted for raping an 18-year-old woman last year.

According to Cleveland police, the sexual assault happened last year in the area of E. 79th and Kinsman Avenue on Cleveland's east side in December early in the morning.

The woman told police the man was armed with a small pistol and forced her to have sex with him. Following the assault, the suspect reportedly took off on foot, heading east through the Garden Valley Apartments.

Anyone with information on the possible identity of the person in the sketch can call the Cleveland Division of Police Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit at (216) 623-5630. All callers will remain anonymous.

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