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Sheriff Releases Suspect Photos After Attempted Sex Assault in Lincoln Acres

Surveillance photo of assault suspect
A surveillance photo of the assault suspect. Courtesy of Sheriff San Diego

Investigators have released surveillance photos and are asking for the public’s help in finding a sexual assault suspect Wednesday after a teenage girl was attacked in the South Bay neighborhood of Lincoln Acres.

Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, a 16-year-old girl walking on Prospect Avenue confronted an 18-year-old man on Prospect Avenue near Sweetwater Road, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

“She was able to fight him off and run away,” according to Lt. Kevin Ralph. “The victim says the suspect caught up to her, confronted her again and attempted to sexually assault her.”

A bystander intervened, causing the suspect to flee — taking the victim’s cell phone with him.

The female victim was not injured in the incident.

The suspect was described as a 5-foot-11, 180-pound Hispanic man with medium-length curly hair. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt with a ripped neck and khaki pants.

The investigation is being conducted by the sheriff’s Sexual Assault Unit.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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