Sheriff: Man pulls teen from car, assaults her on rural road

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A 19-year-old woman was attacked and pulled from her car by a man at about midday Tuesday, officials said.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office said the Beloit woman was driving her vehicle on the 3800 block of West Eau Claire Road in the town of Rock at about noon. The teen saw a man emerge from the southern tree line near the area where the bridge spans the Rock River and Peace Trail crosses the road. The man motioned for her to stop, which she did because she told police she thought the man needed help.

She began speaking with the man from her open window when without warning, the man opened the door, struck the woman in the leg with what the woman said was a metal object, according to the report. The man then pulled the teen from the vehicle and forced her to the pavement.

The sheriff’s department said the woman was kicked multiple times and told to shut up. The man lowered his pants but an approaching vehicle caused the man to flee in an unknown direction. The woman left the scene and reported the assault to police at 5:51 p.m.

The man was described as white, 30-35 years old and unshaven, the sheriff’s department said. The man was reportedly wearing an orange beanie hat, brown coat, camouflage sweatshirt, blue jeans, boots and black gloves.

Anyone with information concerning the assault is asked to call the Rock County Communications Center at 608-757-2244 or Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636.