Police were searching Wednesday for a man who attacked a UCLA student while she was walking on Wilshire Boulevard on Sunday.
The attack occurred around 9 p.m. as the young woman was walking in front of the Hotel Palomar.
The student said she was talking on her cell phone when a man forcibly grabbed her from behind and sexually battered her, according to a news release from the UCLA Police Department.
The man then got into a newer model silver sedan parked on Shelby Avenue and drove off, the release stated.
The student was not injured.
The attacker was described as a Caucasian man between 30 and 40 years old, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall with dirty blond spiked hair.
He was wearing a blue or purple long sleeve dress shirt with vertical stripes and khaki pants, the release stated.
Anyone with information was being asked to call UCLA police at 310-825-1491.