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Woman Sexually Assaulted in Poway: Deputies

Investigators say the woman grabbed onto a chain link fence to try and resist the attacker

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    Monica Dean
    The area where the attack occurred according to deputies.

    San Diego County sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Poway.

    The attack occurred around 10 p.m. Monday at Vaughn and Powers Roads.

    Woman Sexually Assaulted in Poway: Deputies

    [DGO] Woman Sexually Assaulted in Poway: Deputies
    Sgt. Bill Giltner from the San Diego Sheriff's Department gives NBC 7 reporter Chris Chan the latest updates on a woman who was sexually assaulted on April 17. (Published Tuesday, April 17, 2012)

    The 44-year-old woman told investigators that she was walking when a man grabbed her from behind and began to force her into a nearby drainage ditch.

    Investigators say the woman grabbed onto a chain link fence to try and resist the attacker.

    The man held a knife or razor to her throat and then dragged her into a gulley and sexually assaulted her, the woman told police.

    The woman was finally able to kick the suspect off of her -- and the suspect took off westbound on Vaughn Rd.

    The man is described as being in his 20s with short dark hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a dirty white T-shirt and dark sweatpants.

    Deputies searched the area with K9 units and a Sheriff's helicopter searched from the air for the suspect.

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