Woman Sexually Assaulted in Chico Park

Jul 11, 2011 7:16 PM

Chico police are on the lookout for a man they say beat and sexually assaulted a woma n early this morning at Lost Park on Wall Street. The attack happened around five Monday morning.
Police were called by a Chico street sweeper who found the woman badly injured. The woman had several injuries to her face and head, and told police she had been beaten and sexually assaulted by a Hispanic male who approached her near the park. She told police the man threatened her with a knife and forced her to walk into the park with him. It was in the park where he then allegedly beat her and sexually assaulted her. "Right now we just have a very generic description, we're hopeful we'll be able to come up with some other witnesses who may have seen something. There may have been people in the area that saw the suspect or saw something suspicious there this morning and we're hopeful these people will come forward as they hear about it", said Sgt. Rob Merrifield with the Chico Police Department.
The only description police have is a Hispanic male in his mid 40's with a medium build. He was last seen wearing dark clothing. The woman is being treated at a nearby hospital. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call them immediately.


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