[Hpn] Homeless woman raped in Mountain View

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Homeless woman raped in Mountain View

By Leslie Griffy
Mercury News

04/19/2007


Mountain View police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a =
homeless woman early Monday.=20
About 3:30 a.m. Monday a resident near the 1000 block of North =
Rengstorff Avenue called 911 to report a woman screaming for help.=20

When officers found the woman, she told police she'd been sleeping in =
some nearby bushes when she awoke to someone trying to pull her sleeping =
bag off of her.=20

The man, according to police, attempt to strangle the woman and she =
began screaming. He then sexually assaulted her.=20

The man is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s. He is clean-shaven =
with a smooth complexion. On the night of the attack, he wore all black =
clothing and a beanie-hat with two light-colored horizontal stripes on =
it. He speaks with an accent, police said.=20

The attack is the third time in a month that a woman in the South Bay =
reported that a stranger sexually assaulted her while she was outside.=20

Friday, San Jose police arrested Alberto Pablo Ruiz on suspicion that he =
brazenly attacked a woman hiking on trails just outside Alum Rock Park =
in broad daylight earlier this month.=20

And on March 20, a woman reported that a man sexually assaulted her =
outside of her West San Jose apartment building as she came home from =
work about 2:15 a.m.=20

That man, according to police, attacked her near the carport of her =
Underwood Drive building. According to police records, the unidentified =
man attacked the woman from behind, knocking her to the ground. He=20

choked her, sexually assaulted her and ran away.=20
Anyone with information about the Mountain View attack is asked to call =
the police department at (650) 903-6344.=20


Contact Leslie Griffy at lgriffy@mercurynews.com or (408) 920-5945.



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Mountain View police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a =
homeless=20
woman early Monday.=20
<P>About 3:30 a.m. Monday a resident near the 1000 block of North =
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<P>When officers found the woman, she told police she'd been sleeping in =
some=20
nearby bushes when she awoke to someone trying to pull her sleeping bag =
off of=20
her.=20
<P>The man, according to police, attempt to strangle the woman and she =
began=20
screaming. He then sexually assaulted her.=20
<P>The man is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s. He is =
clean-shaven with a=20
smooth complexion. On the night of the attack, he wore all black =
clothing and a=20
beanie-hat with two light-colored horizontal stripes on it. He speaks =
with an=20
accent, police said.=20
<P>The attack is the third time in a month that a woman in the South Bay =

reported that a stranger sexually assaulted her while she was outside.=20
<P>Friday, San Jose police arrested Alberto Pablo Ruiz on suspicion that =
he=20
brazenly attacked a woman hiking on trails just outside Alum Rock Park =
in broad=20
daylight earlier this month.=20
<P>And on March 20, a woman reported that a man sexually assaulted her =
outside=20
of her West San Jose apartment building as she came home from work about =
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a.m.=20
<P>That man, according to police, attacked her near the carport of her =
Underwood=20
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attacked the=20
woman from behind, knocking her to the ground. He </P>choked her, =
sexually=20
assaulted her and ran away.=20
<P>Anyone with information about the Mountain View attack is asked to =
call the=20
police department at (650) 903-6344.=20
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