PALATKA, Fla. – Authorities in Palatka are looking for a man who raped a 15-year-old girl in a high school bathroom.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office released on Thursday a composite of the suspect, based on surveillance camera footage and interviews with other students. Investigators say the girl was walking to a restroom earlier this week when she was grabbed from behind and pulled into the boy's bathroom. She told authorities she was raped at knifepoint. An examination confirmed the girl had been sexually assaulted.
It's unclear if the suspect is a student or a trespasser. He appears to be in his late teens to early 20s, and has a tattoo of a tear below his left eye.