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Published on Tuesday March 22, 2011 - 10:34 AM
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Salem Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who accosted a 26-year old Seattle woman as she jogged in South Salem just before 9:00 am on March 21st.

The victim had been jogging on River Rd S when she first saw the suspect, who was walking southbound on River Rd from Owens St S. The victim took a ramp that led onto Wilson St S and had stopped when the suspect came up from behind her, grabbed her by the waist and attempted to touch her in a sexual manner. The victim screamed and swung her elbow at the suspect, at which time he fled and was last seen southbound on River Rd from Wilson St S. The victim was not physically injured and went to a nearby business where she contacted police.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 20-25 years old, 5'08"-5'10", medium build, dark hair in a buzz cut approximately 1/4" long, moustache, wearing a grey fleece jacket, dirty blue jeans and light colored athletic shoes.

A composite sketch has been completed by Officer John Manitsas and is attached to this release. Anybody with information regarding this case or the suspect is asked to call the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.