San Rafael police released a sketch Wednesday of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl earlier this month. The assault happened March 5 but the girl saw the suspect again Tuesday morning and contacted police, police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said. The girl then worked with Lt. Ralph Pata to compose a sketch of the suspect. The suspect is a Hispanic man 27 to 35 years old, 5 feet 6 inches, 200 pounds and has a chubby face. He is clean-shaven, has short black hair in a buzz cut, brown eyes and spoke English with an accent. The suspect’s vehicle is a red, newer model, 2-door compact with a manual transmission, police said. The girl was waiting at a bus stop in the 1400 block of Lincoln Avenue on March 5 when the suspect, who she did not know, stopped his vehicle, police said. The girl said she felt compelled to get in the car even though she was not physically pulled into the vehicle and the man did not display a weapon, Rohrbacher said. The man drove to a residential area behind the Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center and had the girl perform sex acts in the vehicle, Rohrbacher said. The girl again felt compelled to comply and no weapons or physical force were involved, Rohrbacher said. The girl then walked home and told her father who called police, Rohrbacher said. The girl saw the suspect at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Nova Albion Way and Esmeyer Drive as she walked to school, Rohrbacher said. The man drove alongside the girl and spoke to her but she went to school and notified police, Rohrbacher said.
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