Police were searching Tuesday for an 18-year-old man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a college student in El Monte.
It happened on Saturday, Oct. 19 while the young woman was working as cashier at a convenience store.
As she was closing the store for the night, a man blocked the exit, dragged her to the rear of the store and raped her, according to a news release from the El Monte Police Department.
Her attacker was identified as Joseph Leo Amaya, a known gang member, police sad.
Amaya is described as a Hispanic man, 5 foot 5 inches tall, 160 pounds with dark hair and brown eyes.
He has a tattoo on his right forearm that reads, “EMF” and may have a tattoo on his neck as well, police said.
Anyone with information was urged to call Detective David Avalos at 626-258-8842 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.