Woman sexually assaulted in Clairemont

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man jumped a pedestrian in Marian Bear Park Thursday and threw her to the ground in an apparent sex-assault attempt that ended when she fought back and bolted, authorities reported.

The woman was walking through the Clairemont-area open-space preserve when the assailant appeared and tackled her near Genesee Avenue about 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.

The victim kicked the man and wrested free of his grasp, then ran to safety, Sgt. Mike Holden said.

She described the attacker as a thin, roughly 5-foot-10-inch white male in his late 30s or early 40s, with short sandy-blond hair and “very blue” eyes. He was wearing dark-colored pants and an orange-and-blue plaid flannel jacket.

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