The Austin Police Department is hoping to track down a man wanted for the sexual assault of a young child at the Sophia Apartments on Willow Creek Drive. Officers were called to the complex on April 2 after receiving a report of an adult male who had inappropriate sexual contact with the 11-year-old girl.
Through their investigation, detectives learned the child was returning to her apartment from the pool area when the man approached her. The surveillance video shows the man grabbing the child and holding her close to his body.
A few residents confronted the suspect about the assault and told him to leave the area, prompting him to flee on foot. He has not been seen since.
The suspect is described as:
- Hispanic male
- Heavy set
- 30 to 40 years old
- 5’5” to 5’7” tall
- Black hair with some facial hair
- It’s reported that the suspect speaks Spanish
- He was last seen wearing a short-sleeve, red shirt, dark gray or green shorts, and yellow and purple shoes.
The pictures provided by APD are of the suspect taken one week apart. The first picture is on March 25, 2023, and the second and third are on the day of the incident, April 1, 2023.