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Woman woke up to sexual assault in Encinitas apartment, sheriff’s authorities say

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Incident happened just before midnight Friday on Carol View Drive in Cardiff

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating after a woman said she woke up to a shirtless man sexually assaulting her in Encinitas last week.

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(File photo)

The incident happened just before midnight Friday, Sept. 17, in an apartment on Carol View Drive, just west of Interstate 5 in the Cardiff area of the coastal city.

The woman told deputies she was able to chase the man out of the apartment, Lt. Joel Stranger said in a news release Wednesday, Sept. 22.

She described the assailant as a Latino man between 18 and 23 years old, about 5-feet, 4-inches tall. and roughly 120 pounds. He had a “bowl cut” hairstyle. He wore no shirt, but had on black basketball shorts.

Stranger declined to release more information, citing the active investigation.

The department asked that anyone with information about the incident call sexual assault investigators at (858) 285-6222 during business hours, or (858) 565-5200 afterhours.

Anonymous tips can be left by calling San Diego County Crimes Stoppers at (888) 580-8477, or online at sdcrimestoppers.org.


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