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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Wednesday August 9th, 2017 :: 02:19 p.m. PDT


Woman Attacked - Santee

The Santee Sheriff's Station is investigating an assault on a woman as she was walking in her neighborhood.

It happened just after 9:30 p.m. on Monday, August 7th near the 8700 block of Cottonwood Avenue.

The victim tells investigators a man came up from behind and attacked her. She suffered scratches to her body during the attack. The woman's shorts were also cut by the suspect, but it's not clear what type of sharp object he used. Because the woman was attacked from behind, she did not see her attacker.

The victim was taken to a hospital and was released that same evening.

Deputies from the Santee Sheriff's Station, as well as Sheriff's ASTREA (helicopter) searched the area where the attack
happened for any sign of the suspect. So far, no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has any information about this assault, call the Santee Sheriff's Station at (619) 956-4000. You can also call the
Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.

The Sheriff's Department would like to remind the public to remain alert at all times when out for a walk.
*Always pay attention to your surroundings.
*Walk with a friend or family member.
*For your safety, avoid outdoor activities at night.
*If you see anything suspicious, call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
9621 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA 92123

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 858-565-5200

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