POWAY, Calif. -- Authorities Thursday released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Poway earlier this week.
The assault occurred in the 12400 block of Vaughan Road near Pomerado Road shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, according to San Diego County Sheriff's investigators. A 44-year-old woman was walking westbound when the man grabbed her and attempted to force her into a nearby drainage ditch.
She fought back, holding onto a chain-linked fence to keep from going into the ditch, before eventually being forced to the ground and suffering a sexual assault. The woman then kicked the man off her, and he fled westbound on Vaughan Road, investigators said.
The victim described the attacker as a Latino man and possibly in his early 20s, with short hair and a goatee. He wore a dirty white T-shirt and dark sweatpants.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and investigators warned members of the public not to approach him if they see him. Instead, anyone with information should call the Sheriff's Department at 858-565-5200 or Crimestoppers at 888-580-8477. Informants can remain anonymous.
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