From Chelsea Phua
Sacramento County Sheriff's detectives have released a sketch of a suspect in the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl on Monday.
Authorities released a sketch of the suspect on Friday. He is described as a "very tan" white man in his mid-40s, 5-feet-6 to 6-feet tall, with a medium build, short gray hair and a noticeable belly. He was wearing a gray T-shirt with red trim, blue jeans and black shoes.
Sheriff officials said the attack happened shortly after 5 p.m. on the campus of the Antelope Crossing Middle School. The victim had gone to the school, which was not in session, with two friends, a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy.
They separated briefly. The victim was on the west side of the campus when the attacker appeared behind a classroom, grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her.
The suspected fled on foot toward Palmerson Drive after the victim struggled and yelled for help. The 14-year-old girl saw the attack from a short distance away, authorities said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Child Abuse Bureau detectives at (916) 874-5194 or (916) 874-5191, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.