Delano police say 13-year-old was sexually assaulted while walking to school

DELANO, Calif. - Commander Pete Lopez from the Delano Police Department said a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while walking to school Friday morning between 7 and 7:30 a.m.

Commander Lopez said the incident happened in the 800 block of Main Street in Delano.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his 20's or 30's, 5'4", between 140 and 170 pounds with a medium build, and medium complexion. He was described as wearing a black and blue baseball cap, dark sunglasses, black cargo style short pants, grey or faded purple short sleeve shirt underneath a reddish zip-up style long sleeve top. He had on black athletic, possible low ankle type shoes with dark colored socks worn below the calf, and was carrying a black backpack.

Commander Lopez said the suspect was last seen walking in a southwest direction possibly towards LR's Pizza located at 8th and High Street.

Anyone who may have been in the area this morning or has any information about the incident is asked to call the Delano Police Department at (661) 721-3377 or Detective Y. Viramontes at (661) 720-5515 ext. 1216.

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