The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a man accused of sexual battery.
Bakersfield police officers said that on Aug. 28, at about 11 a.m., a woman was in the parking lot at the Kern Medical Center Department of Pharmacy, located at 1830 Flower Street, when she was approached by a man who was standing near her vehicle.
After the woman placed her purse in her vehicle, officials said the man started to hug and kiss her.
The woman resisted; however, the man touched the woman inappropriately, officials said.
The woman was able to escape and flee the area.
The man is described as Hispanic, late 40s to early 50s, 5 feet to 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 125 pounds with short, dark hair, with a gray trimmed mustache and wearing a plaid short- sleeved shirt.
Anyone with information regarding this case or the identity of this suspect is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111 or Detective Don Cegielski at (661) 326-3556.