Police Still Searching For Atlanta Rape Suspect (Photo)


Authorities in Atlanta are searching for a man who allegedly confronted and raped a woman behind a local high school in 2015.

Police are looking for Tovoris Gordon, 22, whom they believe to be the prime suspect in the rape case from May 2015, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The victim told authorities she was walking home alone around 4 a.m. when she tried to pass a man in a redpatterned shirt. She says Gordon then grabbed her, dragging her towards the football field and track of the Booker T. Washington high school.

The victim tried to run away from Gordon, but Gordon threw her to the ground and instructed her to "shut up and stop screaming," WXIA reports. He then allegedly dragged her off towards the high school where he then undressed her, pushed her face into the concrete and sexually assaulted her.

After the attack, the victim said Gordon fled on foot toward the library of the school, taking her cellphone with him. Police were able to briefly track the cellphone to a nearby intersection but ultimately lost signal and were unable to find Gordon.

Investigators who responded to the scene found a used condom, which was then taken into evidence. They also photographed the victim's injuries, which were described as "extensive injuries to her right shoulder and left knee."

Authorities are offering a $2,000 cash reward for information leading to Gordon's arrest, and have posted his photo, along with his last known whereabouts, to the Greater Atlanta Crime Stoppers Facebook page.

"He is believed to have family in the Atlanta area, but does not reside with them," authorities said in a post on the page. "It is possible that he is homeless and still in Atlanta, although he has previously been arrested in New Mexico."

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WXIA lists Gordon's last known height at 5 feet 7 inches. He will turn 23 in June.

The Greater Atlanta Crime Stoppers page lists several crimes for which information from witnesses is needed. It often offers a $2,000 reward to anonymous callers who leave information that could lead to an arrest.

"Crime Stoppers Atlanta rallies and empowers citizens to take a stand against crime in their communities," reads the "About" section of its Facebook page. "The program provides an avenue for citizens to anonymously report information about criminal activity and incentivizes them with rewards if the information leads to an arrest and indictment."

"By working with police, the public becomes an effective force toward making communities safer."

Sources: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WXIA, Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta / Photo credit: Michael Gil/Flickr, Atlanta Police via Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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