The Face of a Rapist

Campus police release a sketch of the deviant they say is responsible for a brutal attack on a woman in a La Jolla parking lot.

The woman was raped in a parking lot shared by UCSD students and La Jolla Playhouse patrons. She told police she was approached by a man in parking lot number 102 around 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 3, pushed to the ground and raped. The suspect fled on foot toward North Torrey Pines Road, police said.

The woman reported the crime to campus police Feb. 19. Police are not saying why the victim waited more than two weeks to come forward, but the information was immediately released in an email alert Friday to students and staff.

According to people who use the lot located on the southwest side of the campus, the backlights aren't turned on at night.

"It does make you a little more self conscious," UCSD Student Joice Hwang said.

"The suspect is like a 5' 9" to 6- foot Asian male," UCSD Student Emmanuel Pun said. "I'm like, 'Oh, thats like half the campus."

Students who feel concerned about safety are being urged to use the campus escort program.  Anyone with any information about the attack is asked to call campus police at 858-534-4359.

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