Sexual assault at Holiday Inn

Authorities looking for suspect

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
POSTED: 05:18 PM PDT Mar 12, 2013    UPDATED: 08:43 PM PDT Mar 12, 2013 
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GOLETA, Calif. -

A sexual assault suspect is on the loose and Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies need your help tracking him down.

The assault took place just after 6 a.m. on Tuesday, at the Holiday Inn located at 5650 Calle Real in Goleta.

A woman was sexually assaulted in her hotel room while sleeping in her bed. She woke up to find a man climbing on top of her. During the struggle, the victim was hit in the face and she sustained minor injuries.

The attacker ran out of the room and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or who may have seen a suspicious subject matching this description in the area is asked to call the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives Bureau at 805-681-4150.

5650 Calle Real, Goleta