A woman told authorities she was attacked and sexually assaulted walking home from an Imperial Beach bar early Sunday.
San Diego County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the attack reported just before 2 a.m. near Palm Avenue and 5th Street.
The 48-year-old woman told deputies she was walking home when she was dragged into the bushes near Seacoast Drive and sexually assaulted.
She told them she recognized her attacker as a man from the bar.
"She doesn't know him.There was some question that she may have saw him in the bar earlier that night but we're not sure at this time," said Sgt. Joel Stranger.
Deputies say last July another woman was sexually assaulted in the same area and by a suspect fitting a similar description.
Officials have not confirmed the two incidents are related.
Anyone with information about this incident can call the Imperial Beach Sheriff's Patrol Station at 619-337-2000.
You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward. Call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.