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April 18, 2012 (Poway) – A woman who was sexually assaulted while walking in Poway shortly after 10 p.m. Monday night managed to kick her assailant and break free.  According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, the victim was walking on Vaughan Road near Pomerado Road when a man grabbed her and put a knife to her throat.

He forced her to the ground beside a chain link fence, but she broke free and ran west. She was taken to a hospital for treatment, the San Diego U-T reports.

The suspect is described as a Latino man, possibly in his 20s with short hair and a goatee, wearing a dirty white T-shirt and dark sweatpants.  The man eluded a search by Sheriff’s helicopter and detectives with canines.