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CORONA: Girl, 13, grabbed, raped, Police Say (Press Enterprise by Steven Barrie) Nov. 18, 2010

CORONA: Girl, 13, grabbed, raped, police say

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11:07 PM PST on Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

A 13-year-old girl told Corona police that she was grabbed by a man, dragged behind a building and raped Tuesday afternoon.

As of Thursday evening, no arrests had been made, police said.

The sexual assault happened about 3 p.m. Tuesday behind a business in the 400 block of North Cota Street, Corona police said in a news release issued Thursday.

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Corona police worked with 13-year-old girl on this composite drawing of the man she said raped her Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of North Cota Street.

The girl said the man who assaulted her was sitting on the grass near Cota and River Road. She said he tried to get her attention but she ignored him and walked on.

The man then grabbed her from behind, dragged her behind the business and raped her near a Dumpster, police said.

The girl walked home and told her parents, and the family then went to the Corona Police Station to report it.

Police have not tied the incident to any other sexual assault in the city. "This sounds like a solo event," Corona police Sgt. Paul Gamache said by telephone.

The girl described her attacker as a Hispanic man in his early 20s, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9, about 170 pounds, with a shaved head and an earring in his right ear. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black shorts.

Anyone who may have information is asked to call the Corona police hot line at 951-817-5837.

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