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San Diego Police arrest suspect in East Village sex assault

Posted: 2:48 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-17 07:25:01Z
Suspect caught in East Village sex assault
Suspect caught in East Village sex assault

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Police announced Friday the arrest of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in East Village.

Gary Cushinberry, 51, dragged the woman into some bushes near 13th Street and Island Avenue about 11:30 p.m. on November 5, police said. After the assault, Cushinberry ran west toward Island Avenue, police said.

The woman had been walking alone to her car when she was attacked.

The San Diego Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit released a composite sketch of the suspect the following day. Through tips and leads, investigators identified Cushinberry as the suspect.

Police found Cushinberry Friday morning in the 200 block of 17th Street. He was arrested on several sex assault charges and taken to San Diego County Central Jail.

Officers also confirmed that Cushinberry had an outstanding warrant for theft in Allen County, Indiana.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the SDPD Sex Crimes Unit at 619-531-2210.