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.
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.
"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.’"
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."
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.