Woman Groped During Prayer Session at Park in Fontana; Attacker Sought
Police asked the public for help on Tuesday in their search for a man who groped a young woman during a prayer session at a Fontana park.
The 18-year-old victim went up to a man at Jack Bulik Park (map) at about 10:30 a.m. on Monday and invited him to church, according to a news release from the Fontana Police Department.
They both decided to sit down on a park bench to pray, but while the woman’s eyes were closed she felt the man begin to grope her, police stated.
When she opened her eyes, she saw that the man had pulled his pants down, according to the news release.
The victim tried to get away and call 911, but her attacker held her down and threatened to hurt her if she did not hang up the phone.
After hanging up, she broke free and ran away from the man who continued to chase her until she came across someone else in the park and called 911 again, police stated.
The attacker was described as a 19-year-old Hispanic man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build, brown eyes and brown hair.
He was last seen wearing a black and white shirt with black shorts.
The man had a rosary tattoo on his left hand and a “t” or cross tattoo on his chest, according to police.
Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to contact the Fontana Police Department’s anonymous hotline at 909-356-8477 (909-356-TIPS) or submit the anonymous tip online at http://wetip.com/.