Police seek persons of interest after woman sexually assaulted, officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are on the hunt for five men who were spotted on surveillance video the night a woman says she suffered a brutal sexual assault.

Police did not call the men suspects but referred to them as persons of interest in this case.

The victim of the November 7th assault has come forward and spoken with FOX13. She chose to remain anonymous but said the men forced her into acts she didn’t consent to at a local club.

The Memphis Police Department recently released surveillance photos of the men believed to be part of a local motorcycle club.

The police report lists the charge associated with the investigation as forcible sodomy.

“It was guys holding me down while they took turns doing that. I just want my life back. I want to be back how I was. I don’t want to be looking over my shoulder,” the woman told FOX13, as she painfully recalled that horrifying night.

Police were dispatched to King Riders Motorcycle Club that night around 2 a.m. on November 07, 2021. The woman told FOX13, that what was supposed to be a night of fun turned quickly into a nightmare.

“They grabbed me. It’s a picnic table outside of the door of the club; that’s where they put me, and they forced themselves on me,” she said.

The woman told FOX13 that she was so traumatized, that she lost count of how many men were in the group.

“I don’t remember it was a bunch of them, seven or eight,” she said.

According to the victim, after throwing her atop the picnic table, and forcing her into acts of sodomy, the men had other plans. She said they tried to rip off her pantyhose, but luckily another stranger intervened.

“I was wearing fishnet leggings, the ones I have here in my hand with holes in them, from them trying to get to me. It was a guy behind me. He cursed them out and that’s when they let me go.”

She adds that, since the encounter, life hasn’t been the same for her.

“Waking up in cold sweats. I’ve started therapy for it; that helps here and there, but that doesn’t erase what happened, the memories, the thoughts. I just hope it don’t happen to nobody else.”

Police are now asking anyone who recognizes the men in the photos to help with identifying them. A cash reward of up to $2,000 is being offered in the event of an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.