Police: Man on bicycle accused of sexual battery

Bakersfield police say the victim and the suspect said 'good morning' to each other before the incident on Tuesday.
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- Bakersfield police need your help finding a man they say is accused of sexual battery.  Police say on Tuesday morning, a 51-year-old woman was walking northbound in the 5000 block of Mountain Vista Dr. in southwest Bakersfield.  

Police say the man was riding a BMX style bicycle southbound on the same side of the street as the victim. The victim and the man said “good morning” to each other as they passed. A short time later, the man approached the victim from behind, fondled her breasts and attempted to force her to the ground. The victim yelled for help at which time the man fled southbound on the bicycle.

Police describe the man as, Hispanic, 25-27, 5’5”, medium build, acne on forehead, wearing a white tank top, red basketball shorts, black Nike tennis shoes, riding a 20” Huffy brand BMX style bicycle.

If you have information regarding this case, call Detective Ken Sporer at (661) 326-3275 or Bakersfield police at (661) 327-7111.


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