Police seek to ID man suspected in Crown Point abduction, sexual assault

SDPD car

San Diego police said the man forced the woman into his car Aug. 13 in Crown Point, then drove her a few blocks away and assaulted her


San Diego police on Thursday asked for help from the public to identify a man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting a woman early Saturday morning in the Crown Point area of Pacific Beach.

The 24-year-old victim was walking alone around 2:10 a.m. Saturday when a man drove up beside her on Pacific Beach Drive near Riviera Drive, according to police. The man asked the woman if she was lost and offered her a ride, which she declined.

Moments later, the man sneaked up behind the victim and physically forced her into his car, according to a news release from San Diego County Crime Stoppers.

The man drove the woman a few blocks away, near Oliver Avenue and Everts Street, where he sexually assaulted her inside the car, according to the news release. He then drove her several blocks to the east, on Pacific Beach Drive near Crown Point Drive, where the victim was able to get out of the car and run away.

A sketch of suspect who abducted, sexually assaulted a woman Saturday morning in Pacific Beach's Crown Point neighborhood.
A sketch of the man suspected of abducting and sexually assaulting a woman early Saturday morning in Pacific Beach’s Crown Point neighborhood.
(Courtesy of San Diego Police Department)

The victim reported the assault to San Diego police, describing her attacker as a light-skinned Hispanic man between 30 and 40 years old with dark brown, receding hair and a mustache. She said he was about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 200 pounds, wearing shorts with a white or tan shirt.

He was driving an older model sedan the victim described as tan or gold, officials said in the news release.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information about the assault or the man’s identity was asked to San Diego police sex crimes Detective Scott Springer at (619) 455-8283 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.