Authorities have released a sketch in hopes of identifying a man involved in a string of recent home invasions and sexual assaults in Maywood.
The intruder is believed to have struck five times between Oct. 5 and Nov 12, always between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., according to Special Bulletin from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The latest incident occurred Saturday in the 3500 block of East 58th Street.
The man forced his way into the home about 4 a.m., went into the victim's bedroom and tried to cover her mouth, the Sheriff’s Department stated.
The victim’s mother heard the noise and went to check on her, prompting the attacker to run.
Authorities were unable to locate the man.
One of the previous attacks involved in a 13-year-old girl, whose father spoke to KTLA.
“I heard my daughter scream, 'daddy, daddy, daddy,'" the victim’s father said.
The attacker was telling the man's daughter to “shut up” and not say anything, according to the father, who went into his daughter’s room and punched the man.
"I hit him so hard, I don't know why he didn't fall," the girl’s father said.
Investigators said all of the attacks have involved women or girls and the man usually enters through a window.
Residents have been warned to keep their doors and windows locked.
The attacker was described as a Hispanic man between 18 and 20 years old, standing 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall with a very thin build.
Authorities have issued a sketch and announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff's Department at 323-981-5051 or 323-264-4151.