Chico police release sketch of sexual assault suspect

Apr 28, 2015 8:47 PM by News Staff

The Chico Police Department has released a sketch of the man who reportedly tried to sexually assault a minor near the Lindo Channel bike path Monday.

Police responded to the attempted sexual assault of a minor at 10:41 a.m. Monday and learned the victim had been riding her bicycle, northbound across the Lindo Channel bike path. As she crossed the bridge, she was knocked off her bike by the suspect.

The assailant then reportedly tried to remove the victim's clothing. The victim struggled with the suspect and was able to escape and flee the area.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic, 19-20 years old, and is 5 feet 8 inches with a skinny build.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Chico Police Department Detective Bureau at (530)897-4920.

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