The Mesa Police Department is asking for assistance from the community in identifying an unknown sex assault suspect.
On Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 2:28 p.m., police said the suspect approached a female sitting near the lake at Dobson Ranch Park, 2359 S. Dobson Road in Mesa. Detective Nikolas Rasheta, a spokesperson for the department, said the suspect exposed himself to the female and then groped her genital area. He said the victim screamed loudly as she fought him off and the suspect fled on foot northwest towards Dobson Road.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his mid-20’s, heavy build with straight jet black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black T-shirt and black pants and was described as having what appeared to be a mole on the right side of his face as shown in the attached composite sketch.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480WITNESS.