HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A 22-year-old woman was nearly raped at a popular park in northwest Harris County. It happened Sunday night around 6 p.m. on Cypress Point Drive.
"I had my music in, I m clearing my head, had a long day. I got hit in the back of the head and I remember thinking, 'What was that?' I was thinking I m going to pass out," said Charity, the victim. We're only telling you her first name to protect her identity.
Charity says the man was wearing a mask. He punched her in the face, then dragged her by the ankles.
"I just remember he dragged me to all the way down here to right about here," said Charity.
She says the suspect started ripping off her sweatpants and underwear near the bayou. He started unbuckling his pants and that's when Charity's military training came in handy.
"I started kicking as hard as I could. I heard him groan at one point. I went to runaway and he grabbed my arm and ripped my shirt and I was yanking it and took off running and slammed my door shut and started screaming for my roommate," she said.
Investigators are trying to figure out if it's the same suspect who raped a 23-year-old woman last week.
The was at her home near the 18000 block of Temple Hill Ln. when the suspect knocked on her front door around noon.
When the victim did not open the door, the suspect forced his way inside by kicking the front door open. He then tied the victim’s hands and ankles and demanded money and other items. The suspect physically and sexually assaulted the mother while her two small children were in another bedroom.
The suspect stole several items from the residence and fled in a white, four-door Chevrolet Cobalt with tinted windows.
We showed Charity the sketch.
"His eyes are the same. That's all I can see are eyes. Not very many people have that eyebrow structure," she said.
Charity wanted her voice to be heard so other women will know what to do.
"I didn't want to be defeated. I don't want a man to think he can push me around," Said Charity.
Charity says the suspect has a tribal tattoo on his right hand.
Call Harris County deputies or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-tips with any information.