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Police investigate assault of two teenage girls in San Diego park

September 7, 2011 |  8:04 am

San Diego police are investigating the sexual assault of two teenage girls in a park in the upscale Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood.

The girls, 15 and 16, were at a family party Saturday night when they went to the nearby park about 8:30 p.m. to talk.

Two men walked by and then returned a few minutes later, one of them armed with a knife, according to police.

"The suspects forced the girls, at knifepoint, to walk a short distance to a more secluded area in the park where they sexually assaulted them," said Lt. Andra Brown.

When the girls' family members began calling their names, the attackers released the girls and rode away on a bicycle, Brown said.

The suspects are described as Latino, 18 to 20 years old and 5 feet, 6 inches tall. One was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, the other a white T-shirt and Padres hat.

The two suspects spoke Spanish to each other but English to their victims, Brown said.


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