Sketch of San Gabriel Valley rape, kidnapping suspect released

Sketch released of one of three men suspected in kidnapping, rape of a 15-year-old girl

Investigators released a sketch Tuesday of one of three men suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the San Gabriel Valley on Friday night.

A bald man in his mid-20s was among the assailants who grabbed a 15-year-old girl who was walking in West Valinda. The men forced her into a car, according to a release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The bald man, who weighed about 200 pounds and had a circular-shaped tattoo on the right side of his neck, sexually assaulted the girl while another man, also in his mid-20s, pinned her down.

A third man remained in the driver's seat, sheriff's officials said, and no details about his identity were released.

After the assault, the men drove south on Van Wig Avenue in a black, four-door Honda Civic from the 1990s with leather interior and tinted windows, sheriff's officials said.

The car's complete license plate number was not available, but sheriff's officials said it read in part "2WE." 

Authorities initially reported that the crime happened Saturday about 6:30 p.m. Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Amber Smith said the victim confused the days of the week and that the incident occurred Friday. 

The sexual assault was reported to the department’s Industry Station and the case is being handled by its special victims unit. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Special Victims Bureau hotline at (877) 710-5273.

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