San Mateo police seek help identifying man who solicited sex from 15-year-old girl

Courtesy San Mateo Police DepartmentPolice have obtained this surveillance footage of a suspect they say solicited a 15-year-old girl for sex.

Courtesy San Mateo Police DepartmentPolice have obtained this surveillance footage of a suspect they say solicited a 15-year-old girl for sex.

Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man they say solicited a 15-year-old girl in San Mateo on Tuesday.

The victim, a San Mateo resident, was standing on the sidewalk in the unit block of North Claremont Street about 8:15 a.m. when the suspect came up behind her and speaking in Spanish solicited her for sex, police said. The girl refused and was able to leave the area and contact police.

Police arrived about 8:20 a.m. and searched for the subject to no avail. However, surveillance cameras at a nearby store contained footage of the suspect.

He was described by police as a Hispanic man in his 40s, wearing a dark colored, heavy jacket and jeans, with dark hair and a mustache. He is about 5-foot-4 with a medium build.

Both the victim and the store owner where the surveillance footage was obtained told police that the suspect seemed to be very intoxicated.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is encouraged to call San Mateo Police at (650) 522-7700.

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