Man accused of sexually battering elderly woman at Los Altos facility

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Los Altos police are looking for a man who is accused of sexually battering an elderly woman at a care facility. 

According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday around 5:45 p.m. Investigation reveals that the suspect “gained unauthorized access” to the facility and sexually battered the victim. 

The suspect then left on a bicycle. 

The name of the care facility was not released. 

Police described the suspect as a Black man, in his 20s or 30s, and approximately between 5’8 and 6’0 in height. He has a shaved head and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and athletic pants, both blue or black. 

The Los Altos Police Department released the photographs from the facility’s security footage, and police are hoping the public can provide them with information or the suspect’s identity. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Steven Spillman (650) 947-2689 or Detective Josh Cottrell at (650) 947-2774. They can be reached by email at sspillman@losaltosca.gov or jcottrell@losaltosca.gov.


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