Officials investigate report of rape in La Puente

LA PUENTE — Detectives in La Puente are investigating the second reported sexual assault this month, though the attacks are not related, authorities said Wednesday.
The most recent crime took place between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Saturday, though it was not reported until Tuesday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Victor Sotelo said.
A 20-year-old woman was raped by an acquaintance at a home in the 200 block of Common Avenue, investigators said. The suspect was described only as a man in his early 30s, and no further details were released.
In an unrelated case, sheriff’s officials Friday released a suspect sketch and asked the public’s help in finding a man who raped a 14-year-old girl about 8 p.m. Jan. 2 near the dumpsters of an apartment complex in the 17000 block of Main Street.
The man was known to residence of the apartment complex only as “Michael,” officials said.
He was described as a Latino or Guatemalan man between 18 and 22 years old. He stood about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 150-160 pounds, and wore his black hair in a distinctive “faux hawk” style.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Industry Station.

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