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Police Searching for Echo Park Rape Suspect

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On Christmas night last year, a 15-year-old girl was walking by Echo Park Lake when she was approached my an older man who somehow got her to a secluded area of the park to rape her. Today, police are releasing a composite sketch of him in addition to surveillance video that caught him at a nearby liqour store (watch it below).

The incident happened between 7 and 8 p.m. The victim was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

The suspect was described as a possible male Hispanic in his 20s, who stood 6 feet tall and was 160 to 170 pounds. He wore prescription glasses and was seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt with white horizontal stripes. He also has a piercing on one side of his lowered lip.

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