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Sexual attacker wanted for UCLA assaults

Police are hunting for a suspect connected with six sexual assaults over the past month near the UCLA campus.

April 12, 2010 3:36:12 PM PDT
Police are hunting for a suspect connected with six sexual assaults over the past month near the UCLA campus.Police say the man reaches out and grabs the victim's crotch. The latest incident happened Wednesday, east of Westwood Village near a Ralph's grocery store.

Investigators say the suspect waits in the path of the victims who are distracted on their cell phones and assaults them.

All six women described the suspect as a Latino man, 40 to 60 years old, 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 to 180 pounds with a dark complexion, brown eyes and a pot belly. Victims also reported that the suspect often wears various hats.

Police remind people in the community to remember safety tips, including not walking alone, be aware of your surroundings, walk in well-lit areas and program your cell phone with the UCLA dispatch number, (310) 825-1491. Escort services are available on and around the UCLA campus between dusk and 1 a.m. by calling (310) 794-WALK.


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