18 Year-Old Coed Fights Off Attempted Rape In College Restroom
LONG BEACH, CA — Police in Long Beach Friday released a sketch of the suspect they say tried to sexually assault an 18-year-old woman in a restroom at Long Beach City College.
The attempted assault occurred about 9 p.m. Thursday, Long Beach police Sgt. Rico Fernandez said.
Officials say the woman was in a bathroom stall in the Liberal Arts Campus at Carson Street and Clark Avenue when the suspect forced his way into the stall and attempted an assault.
Fernandez said the woman was able to fight her attacker off “and she is being treated at a hospital for injuries sustained during the assault.” He added that her injuries are not severe.
The suspect was described as black, 18-25 years of age, about 5 feet 9 inches tall. The victim also said he was wearing dark clothing and that he had a thin build.
Police believe the attack was an isolated incident but said they have stepped up patrols on and around the campus….
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