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Police in Watsonville are searching for a suspect who tried to rape a teenage girl at a motel on Saturday. Officers responded to reports of an assault at a Motel 6 at 125 Sliver Leaf Drive at about 2:30 a.m., according to Watsonville police. The girl had been forced into a laundry room by a man who pulled down her shorts and attempted to sexually assault her, police said.
The girl’s father found the suspect holding her against the wall, police said. The father managed to fend of the assailant and call police. The victim did not sustain any injuries. The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his 30s with dark complexion and dark hair.
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