CMPD searching for man, with distinctive tattoo, accused of sexual assault in uptown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police need help to identify a man who sexually assaulted a woman in uptown Charlotte on Friday morning.

The suspect is described as being a black male in his mid-30s, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a muscular build and wearing thick-framed glasses.

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The suspect has a distinctive tattoo on his forearm, which is pictured below.

Suspect's tattoo

"We do say, ‘Stay vigilant. Walk in well-lit areas. If you can, be on the phone with someone so they know where you are -- what time you are supposed to be there,’" Sgt. Allie Rooks said.

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