Man Wanted for Allegedly Strangling, Sexually Assaulting Woman

Richard Joseph in 1999. Photo Courtesy of the Colorado Springs police department.

Police are asking the community to be on the lookout for a man accused of strangling and sexually assaulting a woman.

Richard Leslie Joseph, 48, is described as a black man, six-feet tall and 190 pounds. He was last seen in a red 2001 Ford Escape with Colorado license plate 018-XCY.

The victim was found shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday on the 3000 block of Monica Drive West in Colorado Springs. The area is near Palmer Park and Academy. She had reportedly been attacked earlier in the day.

Joseph is considered armed and dangerous. Police are asking anyone who sees him to call 911 right away.

The attached photo is a picture of Joseph in 1999.