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Police Search for Man Who Raped 14-Year-Old Girl in La Puente

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Composite sketch of suspect via LA Sheriff's Department
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Police are looking for a man who raped a 14-year-old girl outside her apartment building in La Puente. The incident took place on January 2 in the evening, according to City News Service. The assailant, who's described as a young Hispanic man between the ages of 18 and 22 with a faux-hawk, started talking to the girl as she was walking towards the trash bins. He was reportedly there visiting former co-workers, and she recognized him as such.

Once the two reached the bins, though, he grabbed her by the arm, pulled her behind the building and sexually assaulted her.

He then ran off, and according to the LA Sheriff's Department, his ex co-workers in the building were only able to identify him as "Michael."

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the LASD's Special Victim Unit at 877-710-5273.