Mountain View Voice

News - February 12, 2010

Police release sketch following sex assault on El Camino Real

by Don Frances

Mountain View police are asking for help in catching the man who sexually assaulted a woman last month outside her home on the 800 block of East El Camino Real.

According to a press release, at about 4 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, a 26-year-old woman was throwing away trash in "an enclosed garbage collection area outside her residence" at 870 E. El Camino Real when she was grabbed, fell to the ground and was sexually assaulted by an unidentified attacker.

The woman kicked her assailant several times and he fled. She suffered minor bruises, police said, but did not require medical treatment. She apparently did not report the attack until two days later.

The attacker is described as a white or light-skinned Latino man in his late 20s, more than 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, clean shaven and with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue sweater, blue jeans and a black belt.

Police have made a sketch of the attacker and ask that anyone with information call (650) 903-6356. Tips may be made anonymously.

Police also encourage community members "to be aware of their surroundings," and say suspicious people or activities can be reported to the Mountain View Police Department's non-emergency dispatch number at (650) 903-6395. All emergencies or crimes in progress should be reported by dialing 911.

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