Man wearing face covering sought in I-Drive sex attack

Orange County deputies seek information about assailant

A man wearing a face covering sexually attacked a woman in the tourist district of Orlando, according to authorities.

The attack happened at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 8000 block of International Drive.

Records show the victim said she was in a bathroom when a man came up behind her and attacked her. The man punched her in the head and face as she screamed for help and then kicked her in the head after she fell to the floor, according to the report.

Deputies said the woman continued screaming for help and in response, the man told her to “shush" and began choking her first with his hands and then with his knee on her neck.

The attack came to an end when the victim kicked the culprit in the groin, which sent him staggering out of the bathroom long enough for her to get up and lock the door, according to the report.

She said the man spoke some Spanish, was wearing a black facial mask, a black hoodie and black pants. He had brown eyes and tan skin.

Records show the attack left the victim with bruising and swelling near her eye and on her face.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Friday, “Help us catch a man who sexually attacked a woman.”

“His face was covered & he was wearing all black, but he ran from the area and we’re hoping someone spotted him,” OCSO tweeted.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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