Press Release Sketch Rape Suspect August 2018

Manhattan Beach police released this sketch and are asking the public's help to locate a suspect who raped a woman and fled through the front door of her residence, Aug. 26. 

Manhattan Beach police are looking for a man who they said raped a woman in her home on Sunday night, the department said Monday.

Officers responded to a call near 9th Street and Valley Drive at roughly 9 p.m., police said.

The department said in a statement the woman entered her house at around 8:30 p.m. Shortly after that, a man followed her into the house through the front door, then sexually assaulted and raped her.

Officials said the woman did not sustain additional physical injuries, but was transported to a hospital for sexual assault evaluation.

The suspect was described as an African American man in his early 40s, police said. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall, with an athletic build, medium complexion and a thin mustache. He was wearing tan shorts, a dark t-shirt and gray tennis shoes.

Police are asking residents in the area to check their video surveillance systems, and for anyone with additional information to contact Detective Jennifer Leach at 310-802-5125 or the Manhattan Beach Police Department Tip Line at 310-802-5171.

Contact Lisa Jacobs or follow her on Twitter @lisaannjacobs.

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