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Woman leaps from hotel balcony to escape sex assault, police say

Map shows the location where a woman jumped from a hotel balcony in Anaheim, police say.
A woman jumped from a second-story balcony of an Anaheim hotel to escape a man who was sexually assaulting her, police said Wednesday night.

The woman, who was nearly naked, was taken to a hospital after leaping from the Clarion Anaheim Resort early Wednesday, police said. She had injuries that were not life-threatening.

The woman told investigators that she had met the man online and agreed to meet at the hotel in the 600 block of Convention Way, Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department said.

The suspect is described as African American in his late 20s and between 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet tall, police said. He was about 180 pounds and had dreadlocked hair that was pulled back.

Anyone with information is asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.

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Map shows location where police say the woman jumped from the hotel balcony. Credit: Google Maps
 
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