A representative from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed they are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a sexual assault suspect. The incident took place early last week. An unnamed woman was said to be walking in Santa Paula that is near several fruit orchards. The man is said to have approached her after he realized she was alone. He pulled a knife and forced her into an adjacent park. The victim was sexually assaulted. First responders said she sustained non-serious injuries as a result of the attack.
The assailant was last seen running west along Santa Paula Road. He is described as being a Caucasian man approximately 5 feet seven inches in height. He was last seen wearing dark colored clothing and is believed to be between the age of 25 and 30 years old. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say they are uncertain if this attack is related to a similar incident that took place in February of this year. Residents are asked to keep a watchful eye and report any suspicious activity. Persons who believe to see anything out of the ordinary are asked to call the VCSD and place an anonymous tip. Anyone who thinks they might have information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of this man are reportedly asked to call the Ventura Sheriff’s right away.