Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a rape which occurred last week in West Hollywood.
A deputy with the Special Victims Unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the rape occurred on Jan. 20 at approximately 11:40 p.m. in the 8400 block of Fountain Avenue.
The suspect entered the apartment of a 28-year-old female through an unlocked patio door. The suspect attacked the woman and a fight ensued. He overpowered her, pulled down her pants and assaulted her.
The victim screamed and fought the man as he sexually assaulted her.
He then left on a black hybrid bicycle with medium sized tires going in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a white or Latino male in his early 30s with short black hair and brown eyes. He is 5’7” to 5’11” with a normal build and slight gut. He has a tattoo of some sort on his right arm.
He was wearing black t-shirt and dark blue jeans when last seen.
The victim called deputies to the scene and evidence was collected so the crime can be prosecuted if the suspect is caught.
The victim is working with a sketch artist to come up with a composite sketch of the suspect. Meanwhile, sheriff’s deputies are checking video surveillance cameras in the area to determine if they caught images of the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the sheriff’s station at 310-855-8850.