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Man sought in attack of teen girl in Lincoln Acres

Posted at 8:57 AM, Jul 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-27 12:01:46-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (CNS) - San Diego County sheriff's investigators are seeking the public's help in finding a young man suspected of attacking and trying to sexually assault a teenage girl in Lincoln Acres.

Around 3 p.m. Tuesday, a 16-year-old girl walking down Prospect Avenue was allegedly tackled to the ground by an 18-year-old man on Prospect Avenue near Sweetwater Road, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

"She was able to fight him off and run away," according to sheriff's Lt. Kevin Ralph. "The victim says the suspect caught up to her, tackled her again and tried to sexually assault her."

A Good Samaritan intervened, causing the suspect to runaway -- taking the victim's cellphone with him.

The female victim was not hurt in the incident.

The suspect was described as a 5-foot-11, 180-pound, Hispanic man with medium-length curly hair. He was last seen in a tan shirt with a ripped neckline and khaki pants.

The investigation is being conducted by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's Sexual Assault Unit.