Child Assaulted Outside Santa Cruz Bathroom

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011  |  Updated 5:04 PM PDT
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Child Assaulted Outside Santa Cruz Bathroom

Joe Ewing

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Officers are searching for a man who sexually battered a 13-year-old boy on Santa Cruz's Municipal Wharf Thursday night, police said.

The incident occurred outside a public restroom after 8 p.m.

The suspect was seen in the company of another man and both men  ran away from the area before officers arrived. Officers searched the area and surrounding beach area but did not locate the men, police said.

The suspect was described as a white man, between 25 and 45 years  old, around 5 feet 9 inches or 6 feet tall, with short brown hair. He was  wearing a white tank top shirt, according to police.

The suspect's friend was described as a white man in the same age  range and around the same height as the suspect. He has a heavier build than  the suspect and was wearing a black t-shirt with a swirl pattern on the  front.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911, Santa Cruz police at  (831) 420-5820, or the anonymous tip line at (831) 420-5995.
 

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