• Sketch released after woman attacked at Lake Louisa state park, deputies say

    By: James Tutten


    LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities released a sketch of a man who attacked a woman at a Lake County park Saturday afternoon, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

    Deputies said the incident occurred inside Lake Louisa State Park around noon.

    The woman told deputies a man came out of the woods and attacked her in an attempted sexual assault.


    She was able to fight off the man, who then ran off, deputies said.

    Deputies said the park was closed for several hours as they searched for the man but no one fitting his description was found. 

    The park has since reopened, officials said. 

    Deputies said the man is in his 40s, around 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. He was described as wearing a dark gray or black shirt and dark shorts with a white stripe. He has light brown hair with a beard and no mustache.

    Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 352-343-2101 or Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS. 

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