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Deputies Seek Suspect in Attempted Rape

Sheriff's Department releases composite drawing man authorities are looking for

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man in connection with Thursday night's assault and attempted rape in an unincorporated area of Murrieta.

Lt. Doug McGrew says the victim was riding a bicycle on Willows Avenue and Sierra Madre at about 11:20 p.m. when she heard someone running toward her. The woman was tackled off her bike from behind and pinned to the ground by the suspect, who attempted to sexually assault her.

The victim struggled and was able to free herself.  The suspect fled the area southbound on Willows Avenue.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black or Hispanic male adult, early 20s, heavy-set with a muscular build, short dark hair, clean-shaven, wearing a purple-colored T-shirt. The suspect also may have an injury to the right side of his face. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Riverside County Sheriff's Department Southwest Station, Detective Bureau at 951-696-3000. 

Edison Carter August 28, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Thankfully it has been removed.
The Republican August 28, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Because i removed them
Thecitygirl August 28, 2012 at 03:59 AM
We have thugs in Murrieta? Seroiusly??? Murrieta Residents do an excellent job banning together!
TinaG August 28, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Ditto!!
Dee August 30, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Really? Go armed, so you can get arrested for carrying a concealed weapon or worse. Genius idea.

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