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Police release photo of Pacific Beach sexual assault suspect

Posted: 12:54 PM, Oct 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-27 01:23:43Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Police are searching for a man they say snuck through a window into a Pacific Beach home and sexually assaulted a sleeping woman.

10News met 25-year-old Christine Mansour, skateboarding along the beach.   The entrepreneur has lived in PB for the last three years, and so far, she loves her neighborhood. 

"There is a bit of homeless people honestly, but I've never felt unsafe," Mansour said. 

That is until a manhunt for a suspected rapist unfolded in her area. 

On Oct. 1, police said 55-year-old Jeffrey Hanze, also known as "Jeffrey Hanre," snuck into a home in the 900 block of Chalcedony Street, located off Mission Boulevard, just before 2 a.m. 

Once inside, police say he sexually assaulted a woman as she was sleeping, before fleeing the area in an unknown direction.

"I feel very sorry for her. I hope she is okay," Mansour said. 

Police said Hanze has been on the run ever since. We went to Hanze's Pacific Beach address nearby. Instead of Hanze, we met 75-year-old Janet Eveleigh, who told us she moved in eight months ago. Yesterday afternoon, she said police came over, searching for Hanze. 

"There were two at the door, and three over there, and they had guns," Eveleigh said. 

She told them she had never seen the man in her life. 

10News also looked into Hanze's criminal past. We found he has at least two felonies out of San Diego, and was charged with several sex crimes in Arizona in 2011, including Public sexual indecency, indecent exposure to a person 15 years or more, and disorderly conduct. He is not listed as a sex offender.  

Residents in PB said they feel uneasy, knowing Hanze is not behind bars. 
"He needs to be put away," Eveleigh said. 
"I hope he gets caught. If I see him, I know who to call," Mansour said. 

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Hanze is wanted for sexual assault and burglary. He is described as a white male who is balding, with blue eyes, standing about 6' tall and weighing about 200 pounds.

He is considered extremely dangerous, according to SDPD, and anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call SDPD at 619-531-2210 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.