Student Sexually Assaulted in Pierce College Parking Lot

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Authorities on Tuesday were searching for a man with a tow truck company logo on his car who reportedly sexually assaulted a student at Pierce College in Woodland Hills.


Pierce College’s Brahma bull mascot shown in this file photo. (Credit: Pierce College)

The attack occurred in a performing arts parking lot between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, according to John L. Scott of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver was in the parking lot to provide roadside assistance to the victim, who had a dead car battery, according to Scott.

While charging the battery, the man reached out and pulled the victim toward him. He then grabbed her breast and buttock area, Scott said.

Following the assault, the man continued to charge the victim’s car battery. Once her car was able to start, the victim told authorities she locked herself inside and drove away.

The victim reported the attack to a friend, and then to police, according to Scott.

The attacker was described as a Hispanic man, 35 to 40-years-old, with facial hair.

He was driving a white four-door Toyota Prius with a towing company logo on the side.

Authorities urged students to always be alert of their surroundings, be familiar with the location of the blue emergency telephones on campus and to call law enforcement if they feel threatened by anyone.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 323-669-7561. Additionally, the telephone number for the Sheriff’s office on campus is 818-719-6450.