Authorities Need Help Identifying Sexual Assault Suspect

Authorities Need Help Identifying Sexual Assault Suspect

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Detectives are asking for assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for the sexual assault of a woman on Thursday.

At around 9:00 a.m., a woman called 911 to report that she was sexually assaulted near the dead at on the 5000 block of Tequesquite Avenue in the City of Riverside. Officers responded to the location and the woman reported that she was sitting in her vehicle when the suspect approached her and sexually assaulted her. He fled on foot toward the Santa Ana River bottom area. An extensive area search was conducted but the suspect was not located. With the help of the victim, a sketch artist created a sketch of the suspect.

The suspect was described as a White or light-skinned Hispanic male adult in his 30’s, approximately 5’10” tall and about 170 pounds, last seen wearing a dark “hoodie” type sweatshirt and dark pants.

This investigation is still ongoing and no other details are available at this time, but detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying this suspect. Anyone with information is urged to contact SACA Detective Everth Bercian at (951) 353-7950 or Those wishing to remain anonymous can email or utilize the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature while referencing incident number 190005077.

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