* Woman walking through Arana Gulch in Santa Cruz was attacked and she escaped
Published by Staff Writer on November 9, 2010
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A woman on her way downtown had a close call Sunday afternoon with an attacker who attempted to sexually assault her as she passed through a popular park, police said.The victim was walking through Arana Gulch sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. when an unknown Hispanic man approached her from behind, according to police. Something startled the suspect, who fled on foot into a wooded area of the gulch while the victim hightailed it toward the harbor before finding her way downtown.The unharmed woman contacted police at about 8:30 p.m., and although officers searched the area of the attack on foot, they were unable to locate any evidence,witnesses, or the suspect.The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his mid 20s, with a medium build standing approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall. At the time of the attack he was wearing dark clothing, a dark beanie cap, and had a scruffy beard.
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Stephan J. Dougan, Personal Injury Attorney
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