Orange County deputies searching for man who tried to rape woman

Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes division need your help identifying a man who they say tried to rape a woman in an east Orange County apartment complex.

The incident was reported Tuesday night inside the Mission Bay Apartments not far from the intersection of University Boulevard and Dean Road.  The victim told deputies she was attacked between Mission Lake Drive and Mission Bay Boulevard.

Investigators say the woman was able to fight the man off and he ran away.

The suspect is described as white or Hispanic, in his 20’s. approximately 5’9” tall, weighing around 160 lbs.  He was reportedly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black basketball shorts and a do-rag.

If you’ve seen the man, or if you know anything about the attack, you’re urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

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