Long Beach police search for suspect accused of sexually assaulting minor near Alamitos Beach

Police say the suspect had followed the victim for several blocks and may have attended a party before the assault.

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Police say the suspect followed the victim for several blocks and may have attended a party before the assault.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Police in Long Beach are asking the public's help in finding a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor last month.

According to investigators, it happened on Sunday, July 31, around 1:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of East 4th Street near Alamitos Beach.

Police say the suspect followed the victim for several blocks.

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"While following the victim, the suspect propositioned him and then grabbed his lower body," read a statement issued by LBPD.

Some sort of altercation ensued in which the suspect hit the victim before taking off, investigators said.

Detectives released video and a photograph of the suspect from surveillance footage of the incident.

The suspect is being described as a white or Hispanic man with a light complexion, possibly between the ages of 18 and 25.

Police said he's 5 feet 10 inches or 5 feet 11 inches tall.

The suspect reportedly has a thin build, short to medium hair in a "comb over" style and a light-colored mustache.

He's seen wearing a blue Dodgers T-Shirt with light-colored pants and black sandals.

Police said the suspect may have attended a party in the area before the assault.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Monica Moore at 562-570-5514 or Det. William Neal at 562-570-5513.

You can also submit an anonymous tip by calling LA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.