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Woman sexually assaulted in Ventura

October 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is on for a man accused of attacking a woman in Ventura early Saturday morning.Police say a woman was walking home just before 4 a.m. along Ventura Avenue near Harrison Avenue, when the suspect began to follow her and approached her from behind.

The woman says he shoved her against a wall and sexually groped her. She says she screamed and managed to fight off the attacker, who ran away.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, between 16-18 years old, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8, with a slender build. He was wearing a black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. That's 1-800-222-8477.