Police Friday located a vehicle they believe was involved in the attempted kidnapping and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl last month in Santa Ana.
The suspect made lewd comments while offering to pay for sex acts with the victim on July 30 in the 800 block of North Ross Street, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
The girl ignored him and kept walking away, but the suspect walked up behind her and “sexually battered her” before trying to grab her and lift her up, he said.
The girl fought back, got free and ran away, Bertagna said.
The suspect ran to a white compact SUV and drove off, he said. The Santa Ana Police Department announced Friday afternoon they located the vehicle and that the investigation is ongoing.
The suspect was described as a 19- to 20-year-old Latino man with brown hair and a thin build. He was last seen wearing black shorts and a blue shirt.
Anyone who might have information relevant to investigators was asked to call Detective Julio Gallardo at 714-245-8378 or email email@example.com. Orange County Crime Stoppers will accept anonymous tips at 855-TIP-OCCS.
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