This Man Is Suspected In Three Attempted Sexual Assaults In Wetlands Park
Police are looking for a man who is suspected of assaulting three women in a South L.A. park over the last six months. The three attacks all happened in Wetlands Park at 5413 Avalon Blvd. along a jogging trail as the women were going for a walk or run, according to a release form the LAPD.
The first attack occurred back in October. A woman said a man tackled her from behind, then climbed on top of her and struck her multiple times as she fought back against him. He eventually released her and fled.
Then, in February, a man grabbed another female jogger, attempted to pull her pants down and exposed himself. When he spotted another person nearby, however, he fled. Earlier this month, a man exposed himself to a teenage girl and grabbed her, but once again ran off when he spotted another person in the area.
Police believe that the same person is responsible for all three attacks and that there may be other victims who have not reported incidents to police yet. Authorities have been going door-to-door in the area handing out the sketch of the suspect to neighbors, ABC 7 reports.
The alleged attacker has been described as a Hispanic man in his mid-20s, who is between 5'4" and 5'8" and about 140 pounds. He also has a light complexion and light facial hair.
Anyone with information should call Newton Division Detective Garay or Flores at 323-846-6576.