Police from Orange County are seeking the public's assistance in gathering information leading to an alleged Christmas sexual assault.

According to the Town of Woodbury Police Department, the sexual assault occurred on December 25, 2015 on Ridge Road, in Highland Mills. Around 5:30 a.m. Christmas morning, a female victim was walking north on Ridge Road near the Highland Lake Estates. A small, dark-colored car, possibly a 2-door, stopped behind the victim. A male passenger excited the vehicle and the car sped off.

Police say the man then forced the female victim into an wooded area along Ridge Road and sexually assaulted her. The man then fled on foot, heading north on Ridge Road towards Seven Springs Road.

The suspect is described as a bald/clean shaven Hispanic male who spoke with a Central American accent. The victim recently came forward to report the incident to Law Enforcement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michael Bauer at 845.928.2341 or email Detective Bauer at mbauer@woodburypolice.org

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