Security Bulletin: Sexual Assaults near Plymouth Rd.

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Composite sketch of the suspect in the sexual assault cases

Update – March 6, 2023: The Ann Arbor Police have released a composite sketch of the subject. They are asking anyone in either incident’s area who may have seen anything or recognize the individual to call (734) 794-6920.

Original: The Ann Arbor Police Department has shared the following information about two sexual assault reports for incidents that occurred on February 25 & 26, 2023.

On Feb. 25, 2023, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a 22-year-old woman reported she was walking to the bus stop in the area of Lake Lila Drive near Plymouth Road when someone in a white or silver 4-door sedan drove past her, stopped, and then backed up.

A man then exited the car and tried to grab her. The victim reported that the man groped her and attempted to pull her toward his vehicle. The victim was able to push the suspect and break free. She was not injured and did not see which direction the suspect went. The suspect is described as a male approximately 20 to 30 years old with a full dark beard, 5’7”, and medium build. He was last seen wearing dark clothes.

On Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m., the AAPD received an indecent exposure complaint. Further investigation revealed that on Feb. 26 at approximately 4:25 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was walking southbound on Nielson Court toward Maiden Lane when someone in a 4-door sedan pulled up next to her and stopped. A man exited the vehicle and proceeded to block the victim’s path on the sidewalk. The victim reported the male suspect groped her and then pulled down his pants, exposing himself to her and touching himself. The victim ran away from the suspect and was not injured. The suspect is described as a male with short curly hair.

The investigation into both incidents and whether they are related remains active and ongoing; anyone with additional information, please contact AAPD at 734.794.6920 or email Detective Quinn at or Detective Marshall at


  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Walk with a trusted friend or co-worker when possible
  • Trust your intuition. If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
  • If you see something, say something. Report suspicious behavior. Call 911
  • Confidential Tip Line 1-800-863-1355

Sexual assault is any sexual activity that occurs in the absence of consent. The responsibility lies with the perpetrator, not the survivor – no one deserves, asks for, or provokes sexual assault. The University of Michigan Police Department’s Special Victims Unit strives to provide a safe, caring environment where victims are empowered to take action. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, we encourage you to report it to law enforcement.