WESTWOOD—Authorities announced on Tuesday, June 13 they are searching for a sexual predator who targeted and sexually battered a woman who helped him locate a faculty building on the UCLA campus in May.
The incident transpired on May 31 between 11 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. The suspect approached the woman and asked her for directions to the faculty center. After she walked him to the building, the suspect committed sexual battery by grabbing a private part of the woman’s body, police indicated.
The suspect ran away. The victim was able to get away and did not sustain any injuries. Officials did not specify if the woman is affiliated with the school.
The suspect is described as a 50-year-old Hispanic male with dark eyes, a thin build, short, dark unkempt hair, and a 5-inch gray beard. He was wearing a brown jacket, blue and gray checked shirt, blue jeans and dirty gray-blue canvas shoes with red trim around the ankle.
Authorities are searching the area for witnesses and video of the suspect. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the UCLA police detectives at (310) 825-1491 and refer to report #171197.