Sacramento police said Johnta Lexus Waters, 20, is wanted on a warrant for attempted rape and burglary in connection with the incident.
On Oct. 12 at about 1:20 a.m., a 36-year-old woman was asleep in her home on Fountain Oaks Circle, when she was awakened by a male stranger groping her. The victim screamed, and the man ran out of the residence.
Officers were later able to identify the suspect as Waters. Police are asking for the public's help in locating him.
Waters is described as African-American, about 5-feet-10-inches tall, weighing about 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has ties to the south Sacramento area.
Anyone with information about Waters is asked to contact Crime Alert at 916-443-HELP (4357) or text to 274637 (CRIMES,) enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
PHOTO CAPTION: Johnta Lexus Waters, 20