U.S. Capital Police are investigating a sexual assault along the Georgetown waterfront and are seeking information in the case.
Police said the suspect was a white male, in his late 20s with a heavy Australian accent.
Around 1 a.m. on July 7, the man approached the victim in the area of M Street and 31st Street NW, and offered to help the woman help find her friends. The man led to the victim onto the C&O Canal just off 31st Street and pushed the woman into the bushes and sexually assaulted her.
The suspect was slightly overweight, with short dark hair and a scruffy beard.
He wore a polo shirt with white-and-blue horizontal stripes and shorts.
Anyone with information about this case can call police at 202-610-7505, or the U.S. Park Police Tip Line 202-610-8737, reference case #12-33695.
-- Scott McCabe