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Martin woman attacked by mask-wearing man

The woman described a suspect in Sunday's attack that matches a composite sketch of a man wanted in other attacks in West Tennessee. (Source: TBI) The woman described a suspect in Sunday's attack that matches a composite sketch of a man wanted in other attacks in West Tennessee. (Source: TBI)

MARTIN, TN (WMC-TV) - A woman was attacked inside her home Sunday morning by a man matching the same description as a suspect wanted in a string of recent rapes.

A press release issued late Sunday evening by the Martin Police Department said the man broke into a home in Martin early Sunday morning while the women who lives there was away.

When the victim came home, the man confronted her with a gun, forcing her into a bedroom and sexually assaulting her.

The woman described her attacker as while male, about 6-feet tall, about 230-250 pounds, with a large belly.  He was wearing a mask to cover his face.

The victim's description matches the descriptions given by four other victims, who helped investigators create a composite sketch of the suspect.

The Martin Police Department is not yet saying if this case is connected to the others.  If police do connect this attack to other recent assaults, it would be the fifth by the so-called "Big Bellied Rapist" in just over two months.

If you have information about this attack that could aid authorities, contact the Martin Police Department at 731-587-5355, CrimeStoppers at 731-587-2611, or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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