Man sought for attempted sexual assault in San Juan Capistrano

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who attacked and attempted to sexually assault a 48-year-old woman in San Juan Capistrano.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
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Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who attacked and attempted to sexually assault a 48-year-old woman in San Juan Capistrano.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who attacked and attempted to sexually assault a 48-year-old woman in San Juan Capistrano.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, the assault happened at a parking lot of a business Sunday at about 10:45 p.m. in the 27000 block of Calle Arroyo.

The woman was dragged near a dumpster, where authorities say the suspect attempted to sexually assault her. She fought back and was able to escape.

A composite sketch of the suspect was released.

The suspect is described to be Hispanic, in his mid-40s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and around 200 pounds. He has a mustache, goatee and was wearing a blue Los Angeles Dodgers hat, black T-shirt and khaki pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Detail at 714-647-7419. Anonymous information can be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.