Police looking for man who sexually assaulted 12-yo girl in Mesa

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The following news release was sent by the Mesa Police Department:

The Mesa Police Department is requesting the public assistance in locating a male who sexually assaulted a 12 year-old girl in Mesa. On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at approximately 5:00 p.m. the victim was at her residence of 118 N. Extension when she heard a knock at the front door. The victim opened the door and saw a male standing at the door. The male then forced his way into the residence, pushed the victim down to the couch and sexually assaulted her.

A short time later, the male left the residence. The victim did not report the incident to anyone until yesterday, July 23rd in fear the male suspect would return. When the victim told her family members about the incident, the police department was immediately notified and an active investigation is currently on going.

The following description of the male suspect has been provided to police: A Hispanic male appearing to be in his 30's, 5'6" to 5'8" inches tall, thin build, thin moustache, brown eyes, with short "messy style" black hair. He was wearing a tan colored T-shirt, black jeans and work style boots. Additionally, the male was wearing a gold small hoop earring in the ear and has two small moles below the right side of his eye.

Anyone with information is urged to call Mesa Police at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.