Police search for sexual assault suspect in student housing at Sonoma State

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Sonoma State University police are seeking public help in searching and identifying a man suspected of a sexual assault last week. 

According to police, the assault happened early morning on September 3 in Tuscany Village, a Sonoma State University student residence. 

The suspect is described as a Latino man, 19 to 22 years old, with a medium-heavy build, black hair, a goatee, and stubble. 

Police reports say the suspect has an olive complexion,  an eye freckle in his left eye, a mole next to his left nostril, and acne on the left side of his mouth (towards his left cheek).

He also has several tattoos, one reptile-like one on his right forearm and another with at least the number 198 on his left tricep muscle, according to police.

He was last seen wearing black cargo pants, a gray T-shirt with a picture of a sunset on the front and back, and may have been carrying a black sweatshirt or hoodie.

The department has released a sketch of the suspect.

Police encourage anyone with information that might further the investigation to call them at 707-664-4444.


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