Sheriff’s Office seeks help in identifying male wanted in sexual assault
Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit have issued a call to the public to help identify a subject wanted for a brutal sexual assault of a woman in west Harris County.
According to investigators, at 8:17 p.m. Oct. 1, “an unidentified Hispanic male sexually assaulted a 77-year-old female victim in a living facility located in the 13800 block of Canyon Hill Drive in Houston, Texas.”
Before he entered the facility, the man was caught on surveillance video placing sunglasses on his face as he entered the front lobby area through an unlocked door. The suspect then forced open a secured door to gain access to the residential units.
The suspect then knocked on the victim’s door and presented himself as a maintenance man. The man covered the peep hole which prompted the victim to open the door. He then reportedly forced the door open, dragged the victim to a bedroom and sexually assaulted her.
Afterwards, the suspect demanded money, threatened to kill her if she called the police and ran out of the building.
According to a HCSO news release, the suspect is a Hispanic male, 6 feet tall and 220 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He has a tattoo on his left forearm. The suspect was wearing sunglasses, a black baseball hat, black-colored men’s Mexican National Soccer Team Jersey, black pants, and brown work-style boots. The suspect has tattoos located underneath his left arm near the elbow region.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.