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NEWORLEANS-- Police released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Berhman Park in Algiers Friday.

The suspect, according to New Orleans police, is a black male, from 16-19 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a medium to athletic build and dark complexion. The suspect's left eye is smaller than his right eye. He was wearing a purple, short-sleeve shirt with gold writing, red underwear with gold writing, black basketball shorts and Nike slippers, NOPD said in a statement.

According to police, the 14-year-old girl was walking alone around 9:30 p.m. in Behrman Park, when the suspect grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

The attack happened in the 1500 block of Florence Avenue, which is part of the park's walking trail.

Special Victims Section Detective Damita Williams is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 504-658-5537.

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