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Woman sexually assaulted in Santa Monica

Santa Monica sex assault Santa Monica police Thursday night were looking for a man clad in a full wetsuit who sexually assaulted a woman in a normally quiet neighborhood.

The woman was walking about 10 p.m Wednesday in the 1300 block of Pearl Street in the Sunset Park neighborhood when a man ran up from behind her, the Santa Monica Police Department said.

The attacker struck the woman, knocked her to the ground and held her there while he assaulted her, according to police. He fled eastbound on Pearl Street.

The man appeared to be wearing a one-piece black wetsuit that covered him from his neck to ankles. He is described as white, 25 to 30 years old, and about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He weighs about 150 pounds and has blue or green eyes with short, curly blond hair, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (310) 458-8950 or (310) 458-8460. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 782-7463.


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