A suspect wanted for sexual battery of a 14-year-old girl in Mira Mesa may be connected to a similar case that occurred in the same area in October, San Diego County Crime Stoppers confirmed Friday.
The recent incident occurred on Nov. 30 around 6:30 a.m. while the victim was walking westbound on the 800 block of Flanders Drive to Mira Mesa High School.
A man approached the girl and began talking to her, investigators said. He then came up to her from behind, wrapped his arms around her and kissed her.
"The victim was really traumatized by it. She froze and he let go of her and he ran into a residential complex nearby," said Lt. Tu Nguyen with SDPD.
The suspect, in this case, was described to be 35 to 40-years-old, around 5 feet and 6 to 7 inches in height, normal build with short, dark-colored hair.
According to Crime Stoppers, the case is similar to an incident that occurred on Oct. 12 around 6:35 a.m. on the 8800 block of Hillery Drive in Mira Mesa.
The suspect approached a 15-year-old girl and began talking to her before sexually battering the victim, investigators said.
He ran from the area and was last seen walking southbound through a residential complex along the 8800 block of Hillery Drive.
In this incident, the suspect was described to be approximately 42-years-old, 5 feet 2 inches in height, normal build with short dark-colored hair. He was wearing a light blue short-sleeved shirt and baggie blue jeans.
Crime Stoppers did release a composite sketch of the suspect, whom they believe to be linked to the most recent case.
Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD's Sex Crimes Unit at (619)531-2210 or Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for anyone with information that leads to an arrest.