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Police Searching for Suspect in Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

Police Searching for Suspect in Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

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Marc Giauque, KSL NewsradioSouth Salt Lake Police say they're getting some good tips as they look for a man who abducted and tried to sexually assault a girl.

Those tips are based on what Capt. Tracy Tingey says is a very good description of the suspect and his car from the 15-year old victim.

Tingey says detectives want to catch the man before he strikes again. He says the suspect may have very well been looking for a victim, and he very likely has done this in another jurisdiction.

Police say the 15-year-old was walking to the library when the suspect drove up behind the girl and pulled her into his car. He then drove to the west side of the valley, where police say he tried to assault the girl. She fought him off and was able to escaped.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 30 to 40 years old. He is about six feet tall, with a clean shave and brown hair.

He wore a black shirt and jeans. He had a tattoo on his left forearm that appeared to be a black lizard. The suspect may have an injury to his right eye. The victim punched him in the face.

The vehicle is described as an older model red or maroon sedan with heavily tinted windows. There is damage to the front passenger side of the car. The car also has a cracked headlight and is missing a turn signal assembly.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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