Houma police searching suspect in sexual assault

Houma police searching suspect in sexual assault

HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - Houma police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for assaulting a 16-year-old girl.

Last Wednesday, shortly after 6 p.m., Houma Police responded to a call about an assault at the Walmart in the 900 block Grand Calliou Road.

When they arrived, police found a 16-year-old girl who told them that while she was shopping a man approached her and started talking to her.

He then grabbed her and began hugging her. The victim told police the suspect began hugging and kissing her on the cheek.

The victim told police she did not want or initiate the advances.

She told police she got away from the man and called authorities immediately.

The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic man between 40-50 years old. He has brown eyes and black hair.

He was wearing a faded blue shirt with the insignia "AERO" on it and wearing blue jeans.

Police obtain video surveillance of the suspect, who is depicted on the right, entering the business with another male whom officers believe at this point is not associated with the assault.

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity is encouraged to contact the Houma Police Department or Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637.

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