Sheriff’s Dept. searching for young man who sexually assaulted jogger; sketch of suspect released

TEMECULA (Wire Service) – A young man who sexually assaulted a 29-year-old woman as she jogged in Temecula is at large today, Wed., Jan. 23, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

The woman was jogging around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, near the intersection of Honors Drive and Southern Hills Drive when the suspect rode up to her on a bicycle, assaulted her, and fled the area, said Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Curt Harris.

The victim ran for help and called 911, Harris said.

The suspect is described as a young adult or teenager, 5-feet 8-inches tall, with a thin build and medium-length, dark unkempt hair. He was wearing dark shorts, a blue shirt and was riding a black BMX-style bicycle.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call sheriff’s detectives at (951) 696-3000.

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