Police seek suspect who tried to kiss 11-year-old girl

Girl's friend hit suspect and both were able to flee

Mountain View police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who tried to kiss an 11-year-old girl while she was walking home last week.

Police say that two Mountain View girls, both 11, were walking home on the 1900 block of Montecito Avenue around 4 p.m. on Sept. 5 when the suspect and another man approached the girls, according to a statement by the Mountain View Police Department.

The suspect reportedly bought food that one of the girls was carrying as part of a fundraising effort before asking if he could kiss her, police said. The man then reportedly leaned in and rested his hand on her shoulder and touched her hair.

The girl's friend hit the suspect, and both girls fled, according to police.

Police provided a sketch of the man who attempted to kiss the girl, described as a Hispanic man, 5-feet-7-inches tall with a medium build and short black hair. He was seen wearing baggy red or orange shirt, baggy blue jeans and blacks shoes. The girls told police that he had an accent and a "foul odor," police said.

The man who accompanied the suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5-feet-9-inches tall with a skinny build and short brown hair. He was wearing a gray or white t-shirt and pants. Both were described as being between the ages of 20 and 30.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Det. Ricky Smith at 650-903-6364.


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Posted by 10 free articles?
a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 14, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Since when did the Voice limit the amount of free articles to 10?

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 14, 2018 at 4:15 pm

If a puppy wriggles away before you can plant a peck, you say you "tried to kiss" it.

If an adult makes an unwanted advance at an 11-year-old human being, you call it "attempted sexual assault."

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on Sep 14, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

Great that her friend hit the guy and that they both ran away. Also good that they reported this and we have some info that will hopefully help in finding the guy.

Are the schools offering self-defense training for students?

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