Unknown Suspect Wanted for Sexual Assault of a Child

Up to a $1,000 Reward Offered

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County

Sheriff’s Department’s Child Abuse Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate the suspect responsible for sexually assaulting of a child in Lemon Grove.

On Thursday, October 18th at about 2:00 a.m. in the 7000 block of Canton Drive in

Lemon Grove, a Black male adult entered the home of a family with two children. The male was discovered inside the home by the homeowners. A family member confronted the intruder and tried to restrain him but the intruder was able to escape. The intruder assaulted one of the young children in the home prior to fleeing.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 20-25 years old, standing about 5’07” tall, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black gym pants. He may have arrived to the residence on a skateboard so he could be from the area.

Anyone with information on the identification and/or location of this suspect shouldcall the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Child Abuse Unit at (858) 285-6222 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. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed Lt. Michael Blevins at

    (858) 285-6222 or email at Michael.Blevins@sdsheriff.org

  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana

    Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org or

    Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.