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Girl attacked on her way to school

September 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police are searching for a man they say grabbed a 16-year-old girl as she walked to school in La Habra.The attack happened Wednesday morning along some railroad tracks near Beach Boulevard and Idaho Street, about a half mile from La Habra High School.

Investigators say the man approached the teenage girl from behind, grabbed her buttocks and then wrapped his arms around her in a hug of sorts.

When the victim screamed loudly several times, the attacker let her go and ran off.

Investigators describe the suspect as a Latino male in his 30s, about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10, with short hair and a stocky build.

In a statement, La Habra High School said administrators are working with law enforcement on the case and have made local schools, parents, students, and staff members aware of the attack.

Anyone with information about the case was urged to call La Habra police at (562) 905-9750.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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