Lakewood police are asking residents for assistance in finding a suspect in an assault that took place at Cottonwood Park on Sept. 23.
At about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, a 14-year-old female was walking in the park, located in the area of South Kipling Parkway and W. Jewell Ave.
The juvenile female was approached by a man in his early 20s. The man asked the female if she would like to have a good time. When the female told the man “no,” the man grabbed her arm and struck her in the face with his fist. At that point the female was able to get away and run.
The female said that she had never seen the man and did not know his identity. She described him as being in his early 20s, wearing a black T-shirt, baggy blue jeans and white shoes. He had short dark brown hair and a piercing through his left eyebrow that was a rod with a small ball on each end.
Police are asking anyone who might have information about the case or knowledge of the suspect’s identity to call the Lakewood Police Department at 303-987-7111.