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ACSO shares how to protect yourself following ongoing sexual assault case

Detectives continue to look for a man they say attacked and assaulted a female jogger in South Ada County last week. (CBS 2 Staff Photo)

Detectives continue to look for a man they say attacked and assaulted a female jogger in South Ada County last week.

They are urging everyone to be vigilant because that man is still on the run.

The sheriff's office says it is important to point out that the victim in this case is an experienced jogger who practiced good safety awareness. They say that is one of the factors that makes this particular case, so troubling.

Since the woman was approached from behind, they say she did not see her attacker's face. But, the sheriff’s office has important tips that could help keep you safe while jogging or walking in public.

  • Run/walk with a partner or dog
  • Know your route
  • Tell someone where you’re going and when to expect you back
  • Carry a cell phone
  • Don’t wear headphones
  • Running when it’s light out is best, but if you must run in the dark wear a headlamp or carry a flashlight
  • Wear highly visible clothing
  • Trust your instincts

The sheriff's office tells CBS2, detectives and patrol deputies have been canvasing the Charter Point neighborhood, doing dozens of interviews, and following up several leads since Friday morning’s attack.

If you have any information about this attack, the man, or anything that seems unusual or suspicious in the area in recent weeks. You are urged to call the Ada County Sheriff’s Office (208) 577-3788 or send an email to cau@adacounty.id.gov.

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