Hemet sexual assault suspect sketch released

HEMET, Calif.

A 16-year-old female was walking home from Hamilton High School. She took a shortcut through an open field when she was attacked by an adult male suspect and forced to the ground.

The girl was able to fight back and free herself, according to the department. She then ran to a friend's house in the area to report the incident. She was uninjured in the attack.

The suspect is described as a Native American or Hispanic male in his mid-50s, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium to stocky build. He had green eyes and a dark beard with no mustache. The suspect wore a dark hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Investigator Burden from the Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400.

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