CLEARFIELD -- Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man accused of assaulting a woman Oct. 12.
Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist said officers have been looking for the man, described as Hispanic, in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds, and having a shaved head with a receding hairline. He was wearing a blue and gray shirt and driving a silver-colored older-model Dodge Durango.
Stenquist said a 39-year-old woman had barely missed a bus and had taken a seat at a bus stop when the man drove up to her.
"He said he saw her sitting there and asked her if she wanted a ride," Stenquist said. "She didn't know him and normally does not get into cars with someone she doesn't know, but it was a Saturday, and the next bus wouldn't be coming for another hour. She took a chance, a risk, and it didn't go well."
The woman told police the man drove to a convenience store in Clearfield and bought some items. Then he drove the woman to a back parking lot of a local apartment complex, "where he made sexual advances" toward her, Stenquist said.
The woman tried to get out of the vehicle and flee, but was assaulted by the man. She finally escaped, with minor injuries. She was treated and released from a local hospital.
Police are not disclosing the locations of the bus stop, convenience store or the parking lot at this time, Stenquist said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at
801-525-2806 or 801-525-2840.
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