PIC: Child Sexually Assaulted in Pleasant Hill – Police Searching for Attacker

April 1, 2014 11:03 am · 57 comments

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For the second day in a row, child was sexually assaulted while walking to school in Pleasant Hill.

The following information is from the Pleasant Hill Police Dept.:

SUSPECT(S): Hispanic Male in his 40’s. Last seen wearing a “Dodger” blue colored windbreaker over a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. No further description. (view photo)

BRIEF STATEMENT OF INCIDENT: A juvenile was walking on Harriet Drive when a male came up from behind, grabbed the juvenile’s buttocks and then fled at a full sprint. The male was last seen running southbound on Shirley Dr from Harriet. Pleasant Hill officers flooded the area but the male was not located. The juvenile was able to take a picture of the male as he fled. If anyone has any information please contact the Pleasant Hill Police Department Operations Division.

CLAYCORD NOTE: Pleasant Hill Police say this also occurred on a trail in the vicinity of Pleasant Hill Middle School on Monday. A 17-year-old juvenile was approached from behind and her buttocks were grabbed by an unidentified suspect who then ran away.

{ 57 comments }

1 Mr. Pink April 1, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Release the hounds.

2 Angelface April 1, 2014 at 11:14 AM

A daily occurance when I was that age. Then at the workplace. And we didn’t even dress with our knickers and everything showing!

3 The Mamba April 1, 2014 at 11:20 AM

He better watch his buttocks.

4 fizzy April 1, 2014 at 11:24 AM

That’s a groper not an attacker.

5 Rose Garden April 1, 2014 at 11:26 AM

It’s a sad day in society when a child can’t even walk to school in Pleasant Hill without this happening.

6 Kudos to the kid! April 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Serious commendation to the kid for being able to remain calm and think clearly to get a picture of the guy!!! Very difficult to do under those circumstances as it all happens so quickly and the guy could be gone before you think to get thst pic!

7 debdvo April 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM

A grope is an attack. A perv once said on an interview that it’s like a fix- they may sit in a theater and just touch someone inappropriately and flee. They need that fix all the time and can’t go about their day until that itch is scratched…but like w/ drugs it becomes not enough and it escalates.

8 Blah April 1, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Glad it wasn’t worse. The headline automatically made me think worse.

9 jay money April 1, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Knickers showing? Your too old to be on the internet.

10 anonanonagain April 1, 2014 at 11:51 AM

With prisons being overcrowded and perverts who molest children being not having severe enough punishment, the streets are not safe. Too bad the very real threat of an angry village mob with a blunt knife castrating these sickos can’t be used as a deterrent…..

11 Anon April 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Poor kids! Hoping safety measures are taken such as walking in groups till the perv is caught. Groping today, will probably escalate to worse deviant behavior. And of course, any family members/children to which this offender has access, are at grave risk of being molested.

12 Angry l April 1, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Groping IS an attack. It is a violation of an individual to be groped when it’s unwanted. And these are KIDS!!!shame on you to those who think isntva big deal. As a survivor of sexual abuse and assault, I know that the effects of this violation are extremely widespread, touching every aspect of your life, and can last a lifetime… Especially when their violation is talked about with the kind of attitude like some of these comments portray (“it’s not that bad”). Advocate for the youth instead of dismissing the inappropriate behavior of perverts.

13 Dorothy April 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM

So if they do catch him will the judge not send him to jail because he might get hurt there?

All he has to do is take off the jacket and no one will see him at the attacker. And yes, groping is a sexual attack. Might not be on par with an all out rape but will have a lasting effect on those attacked.

14 Tony M. April 1, 2014 at 12:14 PM

@Rose Garden:
As opposed to this happening every day in other cities outside of Pleasant Hill, which I guess is okay? Get in the real world, Pleasant Hill is just the same as everywhere else around here, not immune to these types of things.

15 Michelle April 1, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Catch this Disgusting Pervert! We do Not need him roaming our neighborhood! I want my kids safe when walking to school! Kudos to you child.

16 @10 April 1, 2014 at 12:16 PM

The answer to all out problems is coming, there is hope (sarcasm),
Feckless members of the State legislature are pushing to expand the use of GPS ankle monitors. Home monitoring.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/iteam&id=8560757
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/crime/2013/08/07/ac-pkg-griffin-sex-offender.cnn&video_referrer=
Just think of crime as a reward for giving democrats super majority control of CA.

17 time to call out April 1, 2014 at 12:22 PM

#1 NRA Fan and all of his buddies. They can escort the kids to school and perhaps put the groper out of his misery.

18 Anon April 1, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Jay Money, perhaps Angelface is English or Scottish, not old, and BTW “Your” is spelled wrong, it’s You’re. Maybe “your” too dumb to make comments that insult people for no reason. This kid was walking to school and some freak grabbed him and touched him. Why don’t you worry about that instead of someone using the phrase “knickers”…..

19 Rose Garden April 1, 2014 at 12:32 PM

@ Tony M—14

I’m in the real world. I’m a strong, straight shooter, and I’ve probably been around longer than you.

We don’t live in Pleasant Hill, and our kids are grown.

Thanks for your opinion, and have a great day!!!

20 Elwood April 1, 2014 at 12:34 PM

@ fizzy #4

But if he is not caught he will become emboldened and progress from groper to attacker.

21 the other jj April 1, 2014 at 12:36 PM

smart fast thinking kid to get the picture,,just a matter of time now!!

22 P. H. Neighbor April 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM

I hope he is caught soon. It seems that it will escalate to something worse with this creep.
I have to agree with # 10.
I’ve seen the PH police cruising our area today since 8:00 am.
Thank you LE.

23 MDUSD did not notify district parents April 1, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Why didn’t the school district warn us about this? Maybe today’s attack would have been avoided if more parents could have been on the lookout. I am a PHE parent and did not receive email nor phone calls about the attack that happened right nearby yesterday. Yet on KTVU, the superintendent claim they did notify parents and the reporter even played a portion of the phone call alert. WHO GOT THESE ALERTS?

24 Lime Ridge April 1, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Pleasant Hill is so ghetto!

25 It's battery April 1, 2014 at 12:58 PM

It’s called a “Sexual Battery”.

A violation of this subdivision (PC 243.4) is punishable by imprisonment in a
county jail for not more than one year, and by a fine not exceeding
two thousand dollars ($2,000); or by imprisonment in the state prison
for two, three, or four years, and by a fine not exceeding ten
thousand dollars ($10,000).

Hey Mr. “Masher”…when you go to State Prison..I think Bubba will return the favor and touch yours…….every night.

26 Local April 1, 2014 at 12:58 PM

PHMS students received a message from the principal. Good job to the student who reported it and snapped a photo.

27 MDUSD Parent April 1, 2014 at 1:01 PM

CPHS principal Gengler did initiate email and call by 11 am this morning. PHMS sent no such notification

28 MDUSD Parent April 1, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Sorry- apparently PHMS did send a call, i just didn’t get it.

29 Ricardoh April 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Who knows what this guy’s next trick will be. He just may be building up his courage. Good job by the young lady taking his picture.

30 Coworker assulted!! April 1, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Just last week the SAME EXACT thing happened to my FEMALE coworker who was walking to work in the concord/p.hill area of Concord Ave/Diamond area…she was assaulted from behind by a man who grabbed her buttocks and then took off running towards the Toyota dealership!! This happened about 730/8am-ish, a women at the dealership kinda witnessed it after and gave her a ride to work right down the street and called the police and filed a report….

Then just yesterday she was walking almost the same way and a man was fallowing her and she begun to speed walk and took a turn and seemed that the man was gone but then he re-appeared and startled her and ask for a lighter, she declined and continued to walk away and he took off the opposite direction!

**WOMEN OF ALL AGES, PLEASE BE AWARE OF ALL SURROUNDINGS!!**

31 Valley View Mom April 1, 2014 at 1:41 PM

That Man walked in front of my car this morning at Valley View Middle School going towards CPHS. I had a funny feeling about him this morning.

32 PH Dad April 1, 2014 at 1:47 PM

What’s up with this? My kids go to Strandwood which is easily within walking distance of both of these attacks. I’d like to know why all parents in Pleasant Hill haven’t received notification about these incidents?
Shirley and Harriet is close to Gregory Gardens Elementary School.
This guy was fleeing towards the Monument corridor which is where the trail leads to on which the assault yesterday occurred.
Security cams along that route???

33 Schmee April 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM

I think you can do that in a strip club and it only costs a $1

34 Grant April 1, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I don’t see the problem.

35 zeroc00l April 1, 2014 at 2:59 PM

i went to Strandwood Elementary. Aww memories

36 @ LIME RIDGE April 1, 2014 at 3:36 PM

What ignorance. . This sort of thing happens in every city, in every state. It could even happen where I live in Alamo. Pleasant hill overall is a nice little city as is where you live I’m sure. I’d like to dare you to step into a real ghetto and you might change your mind about that ignorant statement.

37 Anon April 1, 2014 at 3:39 PM

I wonder if any of the homes along that street have surveillance that may have caught the image of his face? Maybe printing out flyers to hand out in the neighborhood would be helpful too.

38 @valley view mom April 1, 2014 at 4:17 PM

valley view mm – can you provide a more detailed description of the man since he walked in front of your car? please contact the police and give them info.

39 anon April 1, 2014 at 4:22 PM

now where are all those big mouths with their guns and castration equipment. Here’s you’re opportunity. Talk is cheap….and is annoying.

40 Lime Ridge April 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Alamo? Ack. AIn’t nothing but gang bangers and meth heads in that town.

41 anon April 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM

where are all the geniuses? They could be developing safety equipment such as pants with tasers on the backside.
ooh, is backside an old person term too? did i offend anybody with that word? should i have filled my sentences with misspelled words and extreme foul language because i really dont have any other words in my vocabulary?

42 Chris April 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

They need to catch this guy and punch him in the junk with hammers.

43 @ LIME RIDGE April 1, 2014 at 5:04 PM

@LIME RIDGE
HAHAHA! You are hilarious. The median rent in Alamo is 4,500 dollars a month with no Section 8. Drug dealers… Maybe. But the meth heads and bangers couldn’t afford to take a crap in that town.

44 Rose Garden April 1, 2014 at 5:43 PM

My Mom lives in Alamo. It’s a nice little town. I have no idea what the average rent is, but there are a disproportionate amount of homeowners.

I hope people are honest about where they’re from…lol!

We don’t live in Alamo…..

45 RK April 1, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Kudos to the kid! very brave, taking picture, hope the kid is alright. Hope the scum lowlife is caught soon.

46 Shelly April 1, 2014 at 6:54 PM

It’s okay, anon. There are many here who appreciate proper spelling and grammar and prefer that you don’t talk like a sailor.

47 Spartan Dad April 1, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Happy Cesar Chavez day

48 Fed up April 1, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Pleasant Hill police investigate second groping report NOTICE Groping….Not attack
April Fools are alive and well

49 @Valley view Mom April 1, 2014 at 9:45 PM

DId he grope your spare tire???

50 me myself and i April 1, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Its sad . but what do you expect when now stalking and harassment is not a crime the person actually have to do something before the police can do anything about it. if we took care of people who were stalking or harassing other people they may not be on the streets are around people that they can assault. chances are he’s gotten in trouble for something else and he is just going further and further next thing you know it’s not going to be more than is grabbing some girls butt

51 @ me myself and i April 2, 2014 at 6:56 AM

You are misinformed.

California Penal Code section 646.9 Stalking
( a) Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or willfully and maliciously harasses another person and who makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family is guilty of the crime of stalking, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in the state prison.

52 I know. April 2, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Sorry ignoramuses, a” groping” is legally a sexual assault. We’re just getting a more descriptive term for it here.

53 Wow April 2, 2014 at 7:37 AM

Any up date mayor my little cousin goes to Gregory gardens and walks home, but not this week until this guy is caught. Please keep us up dated if you find out anything else

54 More than a groping charge... April 2, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Groping a child is a molestation charge as well. This sex predator has serious issues. Needs to be caught because the groping thrill he gets now will soon not be enough to satisfy his disgusting desires. He will surely progress to more heinous acts.

55 Dr. Jellyfinge® April 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Schmee 33 – No! You can gently slide the money under the little panty strap, but you are not allowed to touch the girls or the guy who looks like Danny Trejo grabs you & slams your head on the bar.

56 What's next? April 2, 2014 at 10:01 AM

I wonder if this is like a serial killer who practices on animals first then moves on to murder. Is this groper gearing up for rape or worse?

57 It's a life style choice April 2, 2014 at 10:31 AM

and should be respected as a life style choice just like a man and woman getting married. There is no difference. Attraction to same the same sex adults and minors as well as the opposite sex children is a freedom that needs to be preserved.

Abusive behavior is already accepted by many adult whites of opposite sexes, the same should be tolerated by every other life style choice.

Pedophiles and abusers of every strip should be given preference to homes, jobs, advances and freedoms not allowed to anyone else because they have been discriminated against for so long. They are entitled to a better life and lifestyle than everyone else.

America needs to celebrate what has been considered deviant behavior with favor and entitlements. Everyone who has been oppressed should get full life style funding by the Government including Healthcare.

or
take all these freaks out and shoot them so they can no longer harm the innocent and the defenseless.

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