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No arrests, no suspects in South Park neighborhood break-in

Santa Rosa police had extra patrols on South Park streets Wednesday as detectives continued to investigate an attack that occurred early Tuesday morning on a 12-year-old girl in her bedroom.

No arrests have been made and no suspect identified in connection with the Aston Street duplex break-in, where the girl lives with her parents and at least two other children, said Sgt. Lisa Banayat.

?Everyone is looking,? she said. ?They?re walking that bike path behind her house, walking through there and looking for evidence or anything out of the ordinary.?

The girl, a soon-to-be eighth-grader at Slater Middle School, awoke to an unknown man touching her at 1:30 in the morning. Fingerprints were recovered off a screen the intruder cut to gain access to the house but no match has been made with any fingerprints on file, Banayat said.

A description was given to area residents and law enforcement officials, but Banayat said it was not specific enough to draw a composite of the intruder for distribution.

Sometime before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man cut through a screen of the home, entered a bedroom through that window and began molesting the sleeping 12-year-old girl. She woke up to him touching her and screamed, summoning her parents as he fled through the window, police said.

The girl and her parents ? who briefly saw the suspect ? could only describe him as an adult male, standing about 5?5 to 5?8, with darker or olive-toned skin, short dark hair and a hefty midsection, Banayat said. He was wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.

The family, reached at their home, again declined to comment Wednesday.

The window in the single-story duplex was hidden from street view, open and unlocked, with a bench below it, police said.

It remained unclear if the girl was specifically targeted. She was unaware of anyone following or watching her, Banayat said.


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