Teen escapes attempt kidnapping, assault at Ontario school, suspect sought

ONTARIO, Calif. (KABC) -- Police are looking for a suspect accused of trying to kidnap and sexually assault a 14-year-old girl at Chaffey High School in Ontario on Saturday.

The incident happened around 9:45 p.m. at the school on Euclid Avenue, near 5th Street, according to officers of the Ontario Police Department.

The victim had just attended a school event when a man grabbed her and dragged her into bushes on school grounds.

The unidentified suspect struggled with the victim as he tried to remove her clothes. The student broke free and was chased by the man until school personnel encountered the 14-year-old and came to her aide.

Surveillance video shows the teen running away from the attacker moments after the incident.

The suspect ran away with the victim's cellphone and was last seen heading toward 5th Street on foot.

The man was described by the victim as a Hispanic man in his late 30s to early 40s with black hair and brown eyes and a patchy, unshaven beard. He was about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds.

Police said the suspect was last seen wearing a blue or gray long-sleeve hooded sweatshirt with yellow writing on the sleeves. He had black jeans and white athletic shoes.

Ontario police said they believe the suspect was at the campus for about 30 minutes before attack occurred.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact the Ontario Police Department at (909)395-2764 or (909)395-2001.

Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800)78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.
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