Campbell Police is asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in an attempted sexual assault on a 17 year old.
The attempted assault took place on Feb. 8 at approximately 4:00 p.m. near the Ainsley House.
According to police, the victim was walking to the Campbell Library when an unknown suspect came up from behind her and assaulted her. The victim struggled with her assailant, was able to free herself and ran toward Central Avenue.
"There are no new developments in the case at this time, but investigators are working towards identifying the suspect," Campbell Police Sgt. Gary Berg said.
The suspect is described as a white or light skinned Hispanic male, between the age of 35 and 40, approximately 5'8" tall and 180 pounds, with buzz cut hair, police said. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray hooded jacket and baggy pants with numerous pockets.
Berg said that if at all possible, teenagers should walk in groups and stay aware of their surroundings.
"If they, or anyone else sees someone that appears to be suspicious, or following someone, they should contact the Campbell Police Department immediately," he said. "If someone is assaulted, they should attempt to free themselves and fight back, make as much noise as possible, and get to a location where there are other people around."
Another thing to think about in this type of situation are descriptions of the suspect, i.e. distinctive physical features, clothes, etc., Berg said.
"However, you should never put yourself in a position to be in danger to obtain this information," he said.
The Campbell Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the assault or the identification of the suspect to contact the Investigations Division at 408-871-5190.