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Detectives search for 'dangerous' man accused of rape in Liberty City

Police: 'Walk within well-lit areas, be aware of your surroundings'

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MIAMI – Miami Police Department detectives on Friday afternoon released the sketch of a man accused of raping a woman in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, in the Model City community

Officer Kenia Fallat said he should be considered dangerous. She also asked pedestrians to "walk within well-lit areas, be aware of your surroundings and try to be in company of someone -- especially during the wee hours of the morning."

The victim, a woman in her late 40s, reported the rape happened early Saturday morning as she walked to a bus stop at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, or Northwest 62nd Street, and 17th Avenue -- near Charles R. Drew K-8 Center and Charles Drew Middle School. 

The victim told detectives the thin attacker, who is about 6 feet 3 inches tall, was riding a bicycle when he approached her. He was wearing a black T-shirt with white letters on the back, black pants and a hat.

Linda Love said she and her daughter are regulars at the bus stop where the victim was walking to. 

"Maze. Taser. I think that's what the women need to start carrying," Love said, and she added she carries both. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the man to contact them at 305-603-6300 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

About the Authors:

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.