LONG BEACH, California (KABC) — Police in Long Beach are asking the public for help in finding a man accused of sexually assaulting a minor last month.
According to investigators, it happened around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at Block 1100 of East 4th Street near Alamitos Beach.
The suspect followed the victim for several blocks, police said.
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“While tracking the victim, the suspect made him an offer and then grabbed his lower body,” a statement from LBPD said.
An altercation of sorts ensued in which the suspect punched the victim before driving away, the investigators said.
Investigators released video and a photo of the suspect from surveillance footage of the incident.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned white or Hispanic man, possibly between the ages of 18 and 25.
Police said he is 5 feet 10 inches or 5 feet 11 inches tall.
The suspect is said to have a thin build, short to medium length hair in a “combed” style and a light-colored mustache.
He has been seen wearing a blue Dodgers T-shirt with light colored pants and black sandals.
Police say the suspect may have been at a party nearby before the assault took place.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Monica Moore at 562-570-5514 or Det. William Neal at 562-570-5513.
You can also submit an anonymous tip by calling LA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by going to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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