On Tuesday night at about 11:20 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to New Navy Base Road in the Fairhaven area for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred.

When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that earlier in the evening the female victim had accepted a ride from an unknown male subject while in Eureka. The suspect drove the victim to the Fairhaven area, where he then physically and sexually assaulted her. The suspect fled northbound on New Navy Base Road in a black or dark-colored, mid-sized SUV.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, in his 40’s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, approximately 200 pounds, with a long, black ponytail, a mustache and a goatee. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and brown pants.

Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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