NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Metro police are searching for a man accused of raping an 18-year-old woman at the Hamilton Creek Recreation Center off Bell Road.
Police said the victim is a nanny for 3-year-old twins. She was with them near a swing set when she saw a suspicious man in a black car, according to WSMV.
The woman and the twins left the swings and went toward a BMX bicycle track. Police said the man followed and attacked the woman.
The woman fought her attacker, losing a tooth in the process. She told the children to run.
Police said the man raped her and then fled.
The victim caught up with the children and drove them home before calling police.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8. He was wearing khaki pants, a black shirt with possible black stripes, and sunglasses. He fled in a black, four-door sedan, possibly an early 2000s model, with tinted windows, factory wheels and a spoiler on the back.
Police said the suspect matches the description of a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 29-year-old woman at the Hickory Trace Apartment complex on July 20.
The victim in that case accidentally left her keys in the front door. The man entered the apartment, woke the victim, choked and raped her before fleeing.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Metro’s Sex Crimes Unit at 615-862-7540, or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.