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Flashback: Help sought to catch rapist

The 28-year-old woman in the red sweater tapped her temple.

"I can't be at peace. I feel like he's always here. Touching me, " she said, sobbing.

Sexually assaulted as she opened her Little Havana business, the woman spoke to reporters Tuesday morning at Miami police headquarters to help spark tips.

Miami police say on the morning of Oct. 28, two men robbed the woman and one cut off her clothes.

One of the men stood lookout while the other "robbed, emotionally tormented, brutally tortured and sexually assaulted her, " Miami police said.

They escaped after she told them she pressed a panic alarm button on her lapel and the phone began ringing.

"I'm not the same person. I see him everywhere. I can still smell him. It's horrible, " the woman said in Spanish.

Detectives described the tattooed rapist as five-foot-nine to six feet tall, medium build, about 30 years old and having a dark complexion. He sported cornrow braids and a dime-size mole on the left side of his mouth.

"People can change facial hair and hairstyles. But that mole is very pronounced and that will help us, " Detective Alfred Hernandez of the Miami Special Victims Unit said.

Anyone with information can call Miami's special victims unit at 305-579-6630 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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