MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT

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May 15, 2013 (Bonita) – A man has been arrested for sexual assaulting a teenager in the 3200 block of Bonita Road at 10:48 on May 13. The victim reportedly fought off the attacker and flagged down a motorist who gave her a ride.  They called law enforcement while maintaining visual observation of the subject, who was on foot.

The victim reported that she believed the suspect grabbed her with the intent of pulling her into the bushes to be sexually assaulted. The suspect, a 20-year-old African American man, was captured after briefly attempting to elude deputies in heavy vegetation, according to Sgt. D.M. Ting.

The suspect will face charges of assault with intent to commit rape. There were no injuries.  If you have information, call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.