Unidentified Suspect Wanted for Sexual Battery

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Child Abuse Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted for a lewd & lascivious act with a minor under the age of 14 that occurred in the College Grove Mall area.     

On December 16th, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., an unknown adult male grabbed the buttocks of a nine-year-old female inside the Ross store, located at 3450 College Avenue – College Grove Mall, while she was looking at toys with her three-year-old sister. 

Suspect’s Description: 

Due to the victim’s age, it is difficult to determine the suspect’s height, weight, and age; however, surveillance video inside the store captured the incident and the suspect appeared to be a white or light skinned Hispanic male, mid 20’s to 30’s, his height and weight are difficult to determine, but he appears to have a normal build.  

The suspect was seen on surveillance video wearing a dark colored baseball hat with a light colored emblem on the front, a dark colored long sleeved V-neck style sweater or shirt, black shorts, white socks, and black and white tennis shoes with white trim and a white design on the side. 

The suspect was at the College Grove Mall on December 16th, 2017, between 5:58 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. and was also seen inside neighboring stores, Target and Kohl’s.  It is possible the suspect was travelling in a dark colored sedan. 

Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspect should call SDPD’s Child Abuse Unit at (619) 531-2260 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and mobile app messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Lt. Brent Williams at (619) 531-2686 or email at blwilliams@pd.sandiego.gov
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov