Teen girl allegedly sexually assaulted in Maricopa park

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MARICOPA - Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault involving a 14-year-old girl.


Suspect sketch in sex assault released - A man sexually assaulted a teen at a park and police have now released a sketch of the suspect.

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The assault took place at about 1 a.m. on Saturday near Pacana Park at a construction site. The 14-year-old victim told police the suspect was an adult male described as an African American man in his mid 30s.

The victim said her alleged attacker was about 5'9 tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has short black hair and was unshaven at the time of the incident. He also may have a scar on the right side of his face.

The suspect's vehicle was reported as a full-size gold SUV with smoke-covered lens covers over the tail lights and bright blue head lamps. The vehicle also allegedly had a rosary hanging from the rearview mirror and a child restraint seat in the back seat.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Mario Ortega at (520) 316-6886 or Silent Witness at (520) 316-6900.