Teen describes rape in North Hills in hopes of catching suspect

NORTH HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 15-year-old victim of an alleged rape in North Hills is speaking out in hopes that her armed attacker can be caught before he strikes again.

The high school sophomore said the attack happened last week along Nordhoff Street near Lemona Avenue in North Hills.

She said she was heading home from McDonald's around 11 p.m. when a man approached her.

"Look do you see what I have?" she recalled the man telling her. "I was like what do you have? And he clicked it back and told me it was a gun."

He forced her into the shadows along the busy street and sexually assaulted her before she was able to run away, she said.

The girl described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his early 20s, around 5-feet, 4-inches tall, bald with a thin build and two distinctive tattoos: a kiss on the left side of his neck and three dots by his left eye. He also told her he had recently gotten out of prison, he was known as Pelon and has a daughter.

As police investigate, she described the attack to Eyewitness News in hopes that he will be caught.

"I'm scared he might do something to other girls too," she said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department at 1-877-LAPD 24-7.
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