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Sketch Released of Suspect in Goleta Sexual Assault

Deputies step up search for suspect in early Sunday in-home attack.

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Detectives released this sketch of a man wanted in an in-home sexual assault in west Goleta. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department illustration)

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s detectives investigating the weekend sexual assault of a 71-year-old woman released a composite sketch of the suspect Wednesday.

The attack occurred about 3:15 a.m. Sunday in the woman’s home in the 100 block of Kalley Drive, just off Cathedral Oaks Road in west Goleta. The suspect apparently entered the home through an unlocked window.

Sheriff’s spokesman Drew Sugars said the suspect is a Hispanic male wearing glasses.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 805.681.4150 or the anonymous tip line at 805.681.4171.

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