San Diego sex crimes detectives are searching for a man accused of breaking into a woman’s home in City Heights, forcing her into a bedroom and sexually assaulting her.
The San Diego Police Department said the break-in and assault happened on Monday at a home in the 4000-block of 48th Street, near an area with rehabilitation housing.
Just after 5:30 p.m., police say the suspect entered the victim’s home through an unlocked front door. He then allegedly forced the victim into a bedroom and sexually assaulted her.
The man left the home immediately after the attack. Police say the victim did not know the suspect.
Detectives say they're not sure if the man had been casing out the victim's home, or if he targeted her due to the unlocked door.
"Since Monday we've been looking at several databases to try and find a potential suspect that matches her description," said Lt. Chuck Kaye. "At this point, we have a lead on a possible, but it's only a possible. That's why the composite is out."
Police describe the man as a light-skinned, possibly Hispanic man between 25 and 35 years old. He’s approximately 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9 and was wearing a dirty, white, nearly see-through T-shirt with a stain on the front, jeans and brown work boots.
His salt-and-pepper hair was combed back and he had strange facial hair described as a mustache that “has either not fully grown in or is missing the middle part directly under the nose,” and a goatee that did not hang below the chin.
"She's extremely brave. When it happened she called us immediately," said Kaye. "The detectives were able to get a large amount and very specific information from her that's going to help us down the road with the case."
On Wednesday, the SDPD released a composite sketch of the suspect (see above). Anyone with information on the alleged attack should contact the Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.