PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Pasadena Police have named a suspect in the case of a sexual battery against a homeless woman.
The suspect is also believed to be a transient.
Officials said Emilio Buch, 47, battered the woman as she slept early Saturday morning.
The alleged crime took place around 2:50 a.m., authorities said.
The unidentified woman was sleeping on the 400 block of South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
The woman apparently awoke to a partially-clothed man sleeping behind her with his hands on her groin area.
Police said the woman got startled and the suspect ran off.
Buch fits the description of the suspect provided by the witness. Padadena Police released an earlier booking photo for a previous arrest.
Police said the woman described the attacker as a Latino in his 40s between 5 feet and 5 feet, 4 inches tall.
Buch is at large.