Teenage Girl Sexually Assaulted at Chula Vista Playground

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A teenage girl was sexually assaulted at a Chula Vista apartment complex Monday, police said.

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The attack happened around 1:30 p.m. at the Toscana at Rancho Del Rey Residential Complex in the 800 block of Regulo Place, Chula Vista Police Department said.

The teen was assaulted at the complex’s playground. Officers arrived within minutes of the call but the suspect had already fled into the canyon around Paseo Ranchero, CVPD Sgt. Matt Smith said.

The Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter was called in to help with the search for the suspect but the K-9 unit lost the suspect’s trail toward the Paseo Ranchero’s YMCA.

The victim was assessed by the paramedics and appeared to be heavily shaken up but was other in good condition, police said.

“The victim is as good as can be expected under the situation,” Smith said.

The suspect was described as 5-foot-11 Hispanic man with a mustache, heavy set, wearing a black hoodie and red pants. Anyone with information about the incident was urged to contact the CVPD at (619) 691-5151 or the anonymous tip line at (619) 422-TIPS.

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