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SDSO Seeks Information on Suspect Who Groped 8 year-old Girl

San Marcos CA— The Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a child molest suspect in San Marcos.

On June 21, 2016 between 7 and 8 PM, a woman and her 8 year-old daughter were at a Laundromat, located in the 100 block of South Rancho Santa Fe Rd. in San Marcos.

The girl walked away from her mother to wash her hands in a sink approximately twenty feet away. An unidentified Hispanic male approached her and lifted her up as if to help her. As he set her down, the male inappropriately groped the girl over her clothing and then left the Laundromat. The girl later reported the incident to her mother after they left the location.

Initial information about the incident yielded little detail but video surveillance and follow-up interviews with the victim assisted in the investigation.

This investigation is on-going.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-50 years, 5’7″, 160 lbs, short black / grayish hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a gray colored shirt and denim pants.

If the public has any information about the identity of this suspect or any similar incidents, they are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Child Abuse Unit. 858-974-2412