Reward of $5,000 for accused Medical Center rapist

Since January, several women have reported sexual assaults by a man described as African American in his 20s.

SAN ANTONIO - SAPD said they're still searching for a man who is allegedly responsible for a number of sexual assaults in the Medical Center area in January and February.

Despite releasing surveillance video and a sketch of the suspect, they haven't been able to find him. 

SAPD said they believe the suspect is in his 20s, anywhere from 5'6 to 5'8. He's been seen wearing a hoodie with a bandana tied around his neck. 

Most of the attacks happened around the Babcock and Eckhert Roads area. 

SAPD said it's important to be aware of your surroundings. 

"Stay off the cell phone... being on the phone it takes energy, attention away from what's going on around us," Sandra Pickell with SAPD said. 

In many cases, suspects stalk the patterns of young women and specifically target women who live alone. 

Patrolman Juan Torres with SAPD said women should carry items to protect themselves, such as stun guns, tasers, and pepper spray. 

It's also good to change your routines, such as taking a different route home, and don't leave any gender-identifying marks on your homes or vehicles. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5000 reward for any information that may lead to an arrest of this man. 

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