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PD: Knife-wielding man sexually assaulted woman

Posted: 1:40 PM, Jan 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-01 21:40:44Z

A knife-wielding man forced a woman into a car overnight and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The crime was reported about 3:30 a.m. at Shawline Street and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in Kearny Mesa, police said.

"The suspect threatened the victim with a 7-inch knife and forced her to get into a car," sex crime detectives said. "She was then sexually assaulted."

According to investigators, the suspect may be a repeat offender who possibly was jailed recently for a similar crime, a San Diego television station reported.

The suspect, who was not identified or described, was driving a maroon pickup truck.

Police said the unidentified victim was safe and had been interviewed following the incident.

An investigation by the Sex Crimes unit was continuing.