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Young Mother Grabbed From Behind and Sexually Assaulted After Dropping Her Son Off at School

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Police are looking for a man who snuck up behind a woman, dragged her into a carport and sexually assaulted her just after she had dropped her son off at school in Montebello, according to KCAL.

The assault happened on Tuesday around 8:30 am in the carport of an apartment complex in the 800 block of South Greenwood Avenue in Montebello. The suspect grabbed the woman and told her that he had a gun and he would shoot her if she didn't cooperate. He covered her mouth and assaulted her, but she fought back. She got a telephone call, which seemed to startle him. He fled the scene, but not before she got a chance to look at him.

The victim described the suspect as a young Hispanic male, who stands at 5'8", weighs around 140 pounds and looks like he's 17-20 year old. He has two lip piercings on either side of his upper lips.

Men and women alike at the apartment complex were shocked that a sexual assault had taken place in broad daylight where they live. Maria Bernal told KCAL, "I feel uncomfortable now."

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Anyone with information is asked to call Montebello police Detective Paul Antista at 323-887-1249.