South Gate police are searching for a man suspected in a series of sexual attacks against girls and young women walking alone, including a 10-year-old who was molested on school grounds after class.
Police released a composite sketch of the suspect who allegedly accosted the schoolgirl Friday. They described him as amale, about 18 years old, wearing a black shirt, black cap, dark pants and riding a dark bicycle.
The same suspect is believed to be responsible for groping a woman on the morning of April 26 in a residential area near the 3400 block of Liberty Boulevard. The victim, whose age was not released, told police that he had been following her. She said that when she made eye contact, he ran up to her, grabbed her and groped her, and then ran off when she resisted and yelled out.
Police said there have been reports of similar incidents with girls and young women that occurred throughout April, with the victims ranging from 8 to 28 years old.