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Man helping with car battery sexually assaults Pierce College student

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Authorities are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a Pierce College student in Woodland Hills while providing her with roadside assistance.

The incident occurred between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the performing arts parking lot No. 6, near the Music Building, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said the man was providing assistance after the victim’s car battery had died. They said as the woman’s battery was being charged, the man pulled her toward him and began grabbing her breasts and buttocks.

The woman managed to lock herself in her vehicle and drove away. She reported the incident to a friend and to the Los Angeles Police Department, which turned it over to the Sheriff's Department.

The assailant was described as a Latino male between 35 to 40 years old with facial hair. He was driving a white four-door Toyota Prius with a towing company logo on the side.

A more detailed description of the logo was not immediately available Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the incident or similar types of incidents was asked to call Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (323) 267-4848 or the sheriff’s office at Pierce College at (818) 719-6450.

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