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Authorities seek tips on sexual assault suspect in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE — Authorities reached out to the public today for help identifying a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman near an Oceanside apartment complex earlier this month and exposing himself to others in the area several times dating back several months.

Since June, officers have responded to seven reports of peeping or indecent exposure involving one man at or near the River Oaks Apartments, 3880 San Ramon Drive, according to the Oceanside Police Department.

The incidents occurred on June 18 or 25, June 27 and Aug. 8, 19 and 26, police said. On Sept. 5, the same suspect grabbed a woman and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a roughly 5-foot-10 white man in his 20s or 30s with black hair in buzz cut style and a slim, muscular build. He has often been seen naked around the property and has a medium-sized tattoo on his left arm and possibly on his chest.

Anyone with information on the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call Oceanside Police Det. Larry Weber at 760-435-4619 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.