SKETCH RELEASED of suspect sought in Fallbrook sexual assault case

The San Diego Sheriff’s Dept. is asking the public’s help in identifying an individual believed responsible for the sexual assault of a Fallbrook resident today (April 23) in the Lake Rancho Viejo housing development on the east side of Interstate 15, just south of State Route 76.

According to authorities, the incident took place “at approximately 8:30 a.m. when a woman was jogging along a path in the vicinity of Lake Shore Park. She had her two-year-old child with her in a stroller. An unidentified male with a knife jumped out from behind some bushes, gained control, and sexually assaulted her. After several minutes, he fled on foot in an unknown direction.”

Authorities have described the suspect as male in his mid 30s to 40s with a tan complexion (either Caucasian or Hispanic), dark brown or black closely-cropped hair, neatly trimmed full bear and mustache (beard cut high on neck), between 6-foot 1-inch and 6-foot 2-inches in height with a heavy build described as including a “beer belly.”

He was wearing a black, short-sleeved t-shirt with holes in it and black work pants.

Authorities said the investigation into the incident is “just beginning, and more information may be released at a later date.”

The Sheriff’s Dept. has stated they will be conducting extra patrols in the area.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspect is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Dept. at (858) 565-5200 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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Sheriff’s Dept. searching for suspect in sexual assault incident in Lake Rancho Viejo development at Interstate 15 and SR76

Debbie Ramsey

Managing Editor

At shortly after 9:30 a.m. today (Wed., April 23), the Sheriff’s Dept.’s communication center confirmed that the ASTREA helicopter is currently conducting an air search over the Lake Rancho Viejo housing area for a suspect relating to a sexual assault that took place earlier in a park in the area.

While residents of the area are reporting that they are having problems understanding what is being broadcast from the helicopter, officials would not provide further information, including a description of the suspect at this time.

The Lake Rancho Viejo area sits on the eastern side of Interstate 15 directly south of State Route 76.

VILLAGE NEWS NOTE: Sorry readers, the Sheriff’s Dept. says no one will be available to provide further information on this until late afternoon. D. Ramsey

3 Responses to "SKETCH RELEASED of suspect sought in Fallbrook sexual assault case"

  1. A 54 yr old Grandmother   April 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Ok, Lord I am so upset, and so sypathetic to this poor woman and to her child for Godsake. What a horrible atrocity to have happen in the first place and then right in front of your child. I can only guess the pain and mental anguish this woman will have for many many years to come.

    I will say though that this woman has to be from some other country? Where could she be from that she would think it was safe to go jogging with her 2 year old daughter in a stroller anywhere in this country??? Unless its on a beach boardwalk with 1000’s of other people or in a group of alot of people she knows.
    I don’t care how old she is, or what her excuse could be, she set herself up for being assaulted out alone like that in a secluded area of any kind. Even jogging on side streets through neighborhoods is dangerous as no one is around with everyone at work and school so everyone should be sticking to main streets as in Margarita and Winchester!
    She is so lucky she and her daughter are still alive and its a wonder he did leave them alive.

  2. Me   April 25, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    I find the comments above nearly as disturbing as the crime that was committed. People, this will keep happening asking as we keep blaming the victims instead of the rapists. Both men and women are guilty of that type of thinking that asserts the victim could have prevented it and/or did something wrong. Lets start focusing on the people who actually committed the crime for a change! Think about what was said: "she set herself up for being assaulted". That’s sick.

  3. julie   April 26, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I’m sorry but your comment is offensive. It’s like saying when I go out to ride my bike that I’m asking to be assaulted by some sicko. Let’s place the blame where it belongs and not on the victims who are just innocently going about the things they should be able to do everyday!


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