"Person of Interest" in Fontana Teen's Attack

The case is being sent to the district attorney for review of sexual battery charges

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    Police released this sketch of a man who a teen girl says followed and attacked her while she was jogging near her Fontana home on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

    Police found a "person of interest" who they believe is responsible for the broad daylight attack of a teenage girl in Fontana, officials said Saturday.

    The man’s name is not yet being released by police due to an ongoing investigation, according to a release by the Fontana Police Department.

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    A 15-year-old girl was out for a jog Tuesday when she saw a man in a dark green Camry following her, police said. She heard footsteps behind her before she was grabbed and groped by the man.

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    "He just grabbed me and sexually attacked me," the teen said. "He was like, ‘Come on, let’s do it.’ I kept screaming ‘Help, leave me alone, I’m going to call the cops.’"

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    A second woman came forward on Thursday who said a similar incident happened to her in the same area.

    "Physically he didn’t hurt me, but mentally he did a number on me," the second woman, who did not want to be identified, told NBC4. "He just grabbed part of me and then he took off."

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    The man was not arrested because, upon questioning, police determined the attack was a sexual battery situation, not an attempted kidnapping as they had first thought, said Fontana Police Department spokeswoman Martha Guzman-Hertado. The case is being sent to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office for review of sexual battery charges, she said.

    Police said the man is a person of interest in the assault on Tuesday, and did not reference the other attack.