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Riverside police seek help in finding sexual assault suspect

January 27, 2010 |  7:23 pm
Composite Riverside authorities are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a girl who was leaving an after-school event near La Sierra on Tuesday.

The attack occurred around 5:20 p.m., when the victim was forced into a vehicle and driven to another location, where she was assaulted, according to Riverside police. Authorities did give the girl's age but said the assailant was a thin white man in his 20s or 30s with blond hair and a few days' growth of facial hair. He wore a dark blue baseball cap and had a tattoo on his right forearm.

The vehicle he was driving was described as resembling a mid-1980s four-door Toyota sedan. The car was red, but faded and discolored. It also had tinted windows and appeared to be in “very used condition,” police said.

Anyone with information on the attack is asked to contact Det. Laura Riso at (951) 353-7126 or Det. Linda Byerly at (951) 353-7120.

-- Monte Morin

Picture: Composite sketch of suspect. Credit: Riverside Police Department.