Sketch Released of Man Accused in Vista Attempted Rape

posted by Sara Bartlett -

The Sheriff's Department has released a sketch of the man accused of attempted rape in Vista. It happened June 11 around 1:00p.m. when deputies say an 18-year-old woman was walking on Civic Center Drive.

The man, on a black BMX style bike, came up behind her and began to make several sexual comments. The woman went into a nearby shop to get away from him, but when she walked out, the man again started to follow her, this time grabbing her and saying that he's going to sexually assault her. The woman was able to fight back and run away. The man then biked away toward Eucalyptus Avenue. 

He's described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male in his early 20's, 5'5"-5'7," weighing 140-160 pounds with thick wavy, short hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants. 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Division are asking for the public's help to identify him. If you have information you can call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 974-2354 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.


Photo Credit: San Diego Sheriff's Department 

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