Suspect wanted in connection with sexual assault at Del Mar Fairgrounds

PressReleaseThe man in the photo at left is wanted for questioning in connection with a sexual assault at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar).

The incident happened Sept. 30 at around 6 p.m. The victim told deputies she met a man while outside waiting for a taxi. She walked with the subject to a remote area of the fairgrounds and was assaulted.

The victim reported the crime and detectives from the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station are seeking information from the public to identify the subject. No weapon was used and the victim sustained minor injuries.

The suspect was described as a white male; 20-25 years old; approximately 5’10” tall; heavy set with short, brown hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt with the word “Navy,” and eyeglasses.

The picture above was taken from the Del Mar Fairgrounds surveillance. It is the policy of the Sheriff’s Department to not disclose the identity of victims in sexual assault cases. If you recognize this man, call the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $1,000 reward.