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Fontana student sexually assaulted walking home from school

A search is underway for a man who inappropriately grabbed a high school student walking home from school in Fontana.
January 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A search is underway for a man who inappropriately grabbed a high school student walking home from school in Fontana.

Fontana Police say a 15-year-old girl was walking home from Henry J. Kaiser High School on January 16 when the suspect grabbed her buttocks. The suspect then asked the girl if she was a senior at Kaiser High and proceeded to follow her for a few minutes. The girl managed to get away.

The suspect was described as a heavyset African American male with a bushy goatee, about 20-25 years old and standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black pants and a gray backpack with an orange emblem.

The victim said she believed she saw the suspect on the high school campus earlier in the day, but did not believe he was a student due to his age. According to Fontana Police and the Fontana Unified School District, there was no evidence the suspect was ever on campus. Surveillance video was being reviewed. School officials did not think the suspect is connected to the school in any capacity.

School officials were notified and are cooperating with the Fontana Police Department in the investigation. The school district sent out a phone message to parents Tuesday afternoon explaining the situation. School district officials said the girl reported the incident to police, not the school, and the district issued information as soon as it was available.

If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact Fontana Police at (909) 356-8477.


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