Public Help Sought to Find Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman in Riverside

What to Know

  • Officials first received a call on Thursday morning about a reported sexual assault on Tequesquite Avenue.
  • The suspect is identified as a White or light-skinned Hispanic male adult in his 30s, according to an official news release.
  • Officials encourage anyone visiting or parking around the Mt. Rubidoux to be cautious of their safety and belongings.

Police sought the public's help Friday to identify a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Riverside, officials said.

A woman told police she was sexually assaulted on Thursday at 9 a.m. near Tequesquite Avenue, a popular place for people to park their cars near a hiking area, said Ryan J. Railsback, a Riverside Police Department spokesman.

The woman was not seriously hurt.

Her attacker was described as a man in his 30s, police said in a news release. He was described as 5 foot 10 and weighing about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Everth Bercian of the Sexual abuse Unit at (951) 383-7950 or ebercian@riversideca.gov. Those wishing to remain anonymous can email rpdtips@riverside.gov or use the Riverside Police Department's mobile app "Submit a Tip" feature while referencing incident number 190005077. 

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