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Man suspected of trying to sexually assault minor in Mesa still at large

Feb 5, 2024, 9:14 PM | Updated: Feb 7, 2024, 7:05 am

Police released this sketch of a man suspected of trying to sexually assault a minor in Mesa, Arizo...

Police released this sketch of a man suspected of trying to sexually assault a minor in Mesa, Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. (Mesa Police Department)

(Mesa Police Department)

PHOENIX — Mesa police asked the public Monday to help identify a man suspected of trying to sexually assault a minor over the weekend.

The man allegedly tried to sexually assault the victim at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Mesa Police Department.

The incident took place in an apartment near University Drive and Sossaman Road.

Who is the man accused of attempting to sexually assault a minor?

Police released a sketch of the suspect, who is believed to be between 25 and 40 years old, and asked the public to help find him.

He stands 5 feet, 10 inches with a medium build and a goatee-style beard that is longer and thicker on the chin, police said. The suspect also has dark spiky hair and was last seen wearing dark pants and a black hoodie with a white logo.

The Mesa Police Department said it is working with the Mesa Crime Lab to canvass the neighborhood and analyze forensic evidence in hopes for a break in the case.

Anyone who has information that can help police identify the suspect is encouraged to call 480-644–2211.

“To our community, remember to lock all doors and windows,” Mesa PD’s announcement said. “Turn on your residential outdoor lights. Stay vigilant, and if you see anything suspicious, call 911.”

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Man suspected of trying to sexually assault minor in Mesa still at large