LANCASTER – Authorities are on the hunt for a middle-aged man who allegedly groped a 16-year-old Lancaster High School student as she was walking home from school near the Antelope Valley College campus Tuesday. The teen was able to pull away from the man and run onto the college campus to seek help, according to an alert by the AVC campus sheriff’s office. Read it below:
On Tuesday, December 10, around 3:30 p.m., a 16-year-old female student attending Lancaster High School was confronted by a male adult on Bobby Jones Drive while walking home from school.
Bobby Jones Drive is the street in the adjacent neighborhood that connects to the north side of campus near the tennis courts.
The man followed the student through the neighborhood and at one point grabbed her by her arm in an attempt to keep her from walking away from him. The suspect groped at the victim’s shirt until she was able to pull away from him and run onto the AVC Campus near the tennis courts. The suspect did not follow the victim onto the campus grounds.
The suspect is not in custody and faces sexual battery charge(s) when located.
The suspect is described as: African American male, 40-45 years old, 5’7” medium build, shaved head, clean shaven, wearing a tan ski type jacket, blue jeans and tan work boots.
Students, faculty and staff should be reminded to stay alert and to report any sighting of the suspect, or information regarding this incident, to the campus sheriff’s office at 661-722-6399 ext. 4444, and/or the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
S.O.A.R. High School has been notified about the incident.