Man wanted for sexually assaulting woman in Mashpee

MASHPEE, Mass. (WHDH) — Police are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Mashpee.

Police said it happened at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday just off Commercial Street near the Community Health Center of Cape Cod. Police said the woman in her early 30s was out walking when the man dragged her into the woods and sexually assaulted her. The woman was able to fight the man off and he took off into the woods.

Police said a man saw the woman on the side of the road and waited with her until police arrived. The woman was treated at the scene.

Police said residents should not panic, calling it a “very isolated incident.” They would not say if they have any surveillance video but they are looking at nearby cameras.

The woman described the suspect as a tall black man in his 40s wearing a dark coat.

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