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Man allegedly attacks women, girls in South Gate

April 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
There have been several attacks on women and girls in the South Gate area, and authorities said the alleged victims seem to be describing the same man.

The victims range in age from 8 years old to mid 20s. Police said the suspect seems to be targeting women and girls who are walking alone in residential areas of South Gate. Reports range from groping to attempted sexual assault.

The most recent incident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Liberty Boulevard and Elizabeth Avenue as a 15-year-old girl was walking to school.

The victim said the suspect came up behind and grabbed her waist, pulling her toward him. She started screaming and he immediately let her go.

Officials have not released a composite sketch. Victims said the man had a slight build and was wearing dark clothes.

Authorities are asking anyone who may be a victim or anyone with information to call police at (323) 563-5436.