Man attempts to sexually assault woman in Temecula parking lot, suspect at large

TEMECULA – A man who attempted to sexually assault a young woman in the parking lot of a Temecula strip mall remained at large today.

The attack happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Meadows Village shopping center, located at the intersection of Rancho California Road and Meadows Parkway.

The 19-year-old woman told Riverside County sheriff’s deputies that she was going through the parking lot toward a retail outlet when a man suddenly grabbed her and attempted to sexually assault her.

The victim screamed, and the suspect turned her loose, fleeing the area on foot, said sheriff’s Sgt. Curt Harris.

The woman, who was not injured, described her attacker as white, in his early 20s, about 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, with short unkempt brown hair.

Anyone with information was urged to call the sheriff’s Temecula station at (951) 696-3000.

3 Responses to "Man attempts to sexually assault woman in Temecula parking lot, suspect at large"

  1. it's a shame...   December 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    just happened to be visiting this website and this article was posted. has anyone else noticed the increase in homeless in temecula and murrieta. i’m not saying i have anything against homeless but i am saying that it has increased dramatically and now more and more of them look to be "on something" and having discussions with themselves or arguing with an imaginary person…. these types of incidents are going to come more and more often and i just "hope" that the law enforcement community are aware of it and on it.

  2. Lee Chew   December 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    It’s a shame, the old saying is IF YOU FEED THEM, THEY WILL COME. Everyday I see kind local folks handing out money to the homeless and the pretenders on the freeway exits. It’s free money so why wouldn’t they think Temecula/Murrieta is the land of milk & honey.

  3. Tem Local   December 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

    You guys are donkeys to automatically catogeize homless, mentally ill, drug addition, & sexual assalent into one general category! And yes although you are not in the demographic of temecula residents who pass out cash, but instead it sounds like u are in the group who is quick to jude others while drinking your starbucks in your suv with a NOTW sticker on the back! Back to topic hope they find this dude before he tries again. Prayers for the young girl!


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