Police seek Van Nuys sexual assault suspect

VAN NUYS, Calif. Police released a composite sketch of the rapist. He's described as Hispanic in his late 20s, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds.

Police say he struck Sunday on Kester Avenue in Van Nuys.

A woman says the suspect pulled up in a black sedan and asked for directions. When she ignored him, he grabbed her, threw her down, choked and sexually assaulted her. Then he drove off.

Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD Van Nuys Detective Sexual Assault Unit at (818) 374-0040, or (818) 374-9500.

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