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Santa Paula sexual assault suspect sought

A map indicates the area near Peck Road and Santa Paula Street in an unincorporated area within Ventura County where a woman was sexually assaulted on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (Google maps)
March 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Police are asking for the public's help to track down a man who sexually assaulted a woman in an unincorporated area within Ventura County.

The attack occurred around 3 a.m. on Feb. 26 on Peck Road near Santa Paula Street, located west of the city of Santa Paula.

Investigators say the suspect sexually assaulted the woman before fleeing south toward Main Street. The victim said she saw the suspect near an orchard before the attack.

He was described as a Hispanic man with a round face, chubby cheeks, and discolored teeth, between the ages of 35 and 45 years old. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and faded blue jeans. The suspect appeared to be clean shaven during the attack.

Anyone with information regarding the assault was urged to contact Detective Christine Rettura at (805) 384-4741.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.


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