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Man sought in sexual assault of teen in Arden Arcade area

Sacramento County sheriff’s officials released this photo of a vehicle sought in connection with the sexual assault on 16-year-old girl in the Arden Arcade area.
Sacramento County sheriff’s officials released this photo of a vehicle sought in connection with the sexual assault on 16-year-old girl in the Arden Arcade area. Photo courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies are seeking a man who sexually assaulting a teenage girl Wednesday in the Arden Arcade area.

Deputies responded to a 911 call about noon and found the 16-year-old victim, who said a man she did not know approached her in the area of Ethan and Cottage ways. She told deputies that the man began a conversation with her, then forced her into a vehicle. She was driven to an area near the 1900 block of Fulton Avenue and sexually assaulted, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

No weapon was seen during the assault, sheriff’s officials said. The man left the victim at the scene and fled in the vehicle. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The assailant was described as Latino, in his 30s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, chubby, with short black hair, a goatee and wearing a dark T-shirt and red shorts. He reportedly was driving a light-colored early 2000 model GMC or Chevrolet SUV.

Detectives ask anyone with information pertaining to the incident to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357. Tip information also may be left anonymously via the Sheriff’s Department’s website, www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 and entering the keyword “SSD,” or by calling 916-874-8477.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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