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Santa Ana police seek sexual predator in attack

Man wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Santa Ana.Santa Ana police Thursday night were seeking information on a man they described as a "sexual predator" who attacked a woman in her driveway.

The man is suspected to trying to rape the victim Sunday as she was getting out of her vehicle in the 1100 block of West 17th Street, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

The man struck the woman "in the face and shoved her back into her vehicle, holding her down as he sexually assaulted and tore the victim’s clothing," police said in a statement.

The woman fought back, screamed and honked her horn as the attacker fled, carrying a skateboard.

Police said the man is described as Latino and is about 15 years old to 20 years old. He is about 5 feet,  5 inches tall, with a thin build and acne on his face.

The suspect had a long, black ponytail reaching to the middle of his back and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black “skinny” jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (714) 245-8378.

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Photo: Sketch of the man wanted in connection with an attempted rape. Credit: Santa Ana Police Department
 
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