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Bakersfield Police looking for suspect in connection to sexual assault on Park at River Walk bike path

Posted at 9:49 AM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 18:34:28-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: The Bakersfield Police Department now have developed a composite for a suspect involved in an alleged sexual assault on the bike path near the Park at River Walk.

According to the BPD, on Friday, July 5 a woman was walking on the bike path in the 11200 Stockdale Highway when she was approached by a man. The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim and fled, according to BPD. Police did not say what time the alleged assault took place.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 35-40 years old, 5 foot 10 inches with a thin build. He had short, curly red/brown hair, tattoos on his left arm and was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. He was described by police as "transient in appearance."

Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.