On 11/05/11, at approximately 5:54 P.M., San Jose Police Officers responded to the area of Madden Ave. and Schott Street in East San Jose on a report of a missing person. Upon arrival, officers contacted a 14 year old female who had reported her friend missing. The girl and her friend (the victim) were walking near a pedestrian bridge in the area of Madden Avenue and Schott Street when an unknown male (the suspect) contacted them and asked to borrow a cell phone. The victim offered her phone to the suspect and her friend continued walking.
A short time later, the girl went back to the pedestrian bridge to look for the victim. When she could not find the victim, she called the police and reported the victim as missing. Officers arrived and began a search of the area for the victim. Officers called the victim’s cell phone and she answered, stating that she was on the pedestrian bridge and asked for help. Officers responded to the pedestrian bridge and located the victim. Officers also saw the suspect following the victim. The suspect fled on foot upon seeing the officers. A foot pursuit ensued, during which time the suspect climbed over a fence into the Gramercy Place neighborhood. Officers conducted a search of the neighborhood for several hours but were unable to locate the suspect.
Preliminary investigation into the crime revealed that the suspect forced the victim into a secluded area on a foot path adjacent to the 680 Freeway. There, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim. At one point during the assault, the victim was able to flee on foot. Due to the sensitive nature of the case and the age of the victim, no further details regarding the assault are being released.
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