PARK CITY — A 25-year-old woman in a wheelchair was sexually assaulted by a man who had just left a nightclub on Main Street, according to police.

Now, investigators are asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible.

About 2 a.m. on July 11, a man left a "popular Main Street nightclub," with a 25-year-old disabled woman, according to Park City police who were not releasing the name of the club.

The woman, who is paralyzed and not from the Park City area, had gone to the club with friends, said Park City police Capt. Rick Ryan. At some point she became separated from her friends and left the club willingly with the man, he said.

"They did not know where she had gone at all," Ryan said.

The man took the woman to a grassy area just past lower Main Street, possibly on the Rail Trail, and raped her, Ryan said. After the assault was over, the man left the woman, who had to drag herself back to her chair and was then able to wheel herself back to lower Main Street.

About 4:30 a.m., the woman was able to call her friends on her cell phone, Ryan said.

Investigators did not know Monday if the man preyed on the woman solely because she was in a wheelchair, but "certainly it was a contributing factor."

"Clearly he took advantage of the fact she was in a wheelchair," Ryan said.

The man was described as a tall white male with curly brown hair, "physically fit" and having a European accent, police said.

Anyone with information may call police at 435-615-5500.

— Pat Reavy