A woman was sexually assaulted while hiking in the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness on Wednesday, Dec. 12, according to reports. The incident took place at approximately 3:30 p.m. along the Madrone Trail.
The victim reported walking past a white male in his early 40s who was walking a dog when she felt someone pull her hair, forcing her to the ground. The suspect pinned the woman on her back, pulled down her pants and penetrated the victim. He then fled in an unknown direction.
The suspect was described as 5'10" and approximately 180 pounds with short, light brown hair. He was clean shaven with a pointed nose and olive complexion. He wore a tan or cream colored button-up or bowling shirt with blue jeans, dark tennis shoes and a silver watch on his left wrist. The victim described the dog he was walking as a heavy, medium sized brown and white dog with short hair and one ear up.
Anyone with information on this case or similar cases is encouraged to call East Bay Regional Parks Police Detective Bermudez at 510-690-6562.