Authorities seek help in finding Encinitas assault suspect


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North Coast Current

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department seeks residents’ help in finding a suspect in an Encinitas sexual assault case, the department announced Sept. 22.

A woman told authorities that she woke up to a man sexually assaulting her in a Cardiff apartment just before midnight Sept. 17, according to a sheriff’s report. The incident happened in the 2000 block of Carol View Drive.

The woman chased the suspect out of the residence, authorities stated.

She described the suspect as a Latino man between 18 and 23 years old, about 5-feet, 4-inches tall and about 120 pounds. The man had a “bowl cut” hairstyle, according to the report. He was shirtless and wore black basketball shorts.

Detectives with the sheriff’s Sexual Assault Unit are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with information about the case can call investigators at 858-285-6222, or 858-565-5200 after-hours. Anonymous tips can be directed to San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or

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