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Man suspected of raping Palmdale girl, 17, sought by deputies

The intersection of Sierra Highway and Barrel Springs Road in Palmdale is seen. The corner was the site of an alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.

September 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Deputies in Palmdale are searching for a suspect who reportedly raped a teenage girl Tuesday.

The 17-year-old victim told detectives a man offered her a ride, then took her to a secluded location near the corner of Sierra Highway and Barrel Springs Road. He asked her if she wanted to make some money, and that's when he attacked her. After the attack, the suspect left the girl at the location.

Deputies were called to the scene at 10:39 a.m. One deputy said the girl was upset and she was taken to a hospital.

The suspect is described as heavy set and about 30 years old. He was driving a blue four-door car with only paper plates that said CarMax.

City News Service contributed to this report.