FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
Lt. Robert Wright
CRIME WARNING: Sexual Battery Crime Series
The Tustin Police Department has received five reports of sexual battery since April 19, 2014. In each incident the suspect approached the female victims and grabbed a private area of the victim. In most cases the suspect has grabbed the buttocks; however the suspect has grabbed the vaginal area on one victim and lifted the dress of another victim. The suspect has also tried to kiss one of the victims. After committing the act the suspect flees the area on foot.
In four of the incidents the suspect has targeted adult females, however in one case the victim was a juvenile.
The incidents have occurred at several different locations in the City, on various days and various times. In most cases the victims have been walking/jogging in public areas, in two cases the victims were approached while standing at mailboxes and different locations.
The suspect is described as a Male, age range from early 20s – 30 years old, 5’9”-6’1”, medium build, Hispanic or Middle Eastern, dark hair, some cases describe the suspect has having facial hair.
The Tustin Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying the suspect as well as identifying any additional victims.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Pam Hardacre at 714-573-3248