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Authorities investigating sex assault at Gray Whale Cove State Beach in HMB

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Law enforcement officers in San Mateo County are investigating a sexual assault that occurred Saturday at Gray Whale Cove State Beach.

composite sketch of suspect believed to be responsible for sexual assault on woman at Gray Whale Cove State Beach on Feb. 11, 2023. courtesy SMC Sheriff's Office

On Saturday at 4 p.m., a woman was sexually assaulted on the stairwell leading to the beach, according to the Half Moon Bay Police Department.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, with dark brown hair and a medium-length brown beard. He is described as slightly overweight and was wearing a dark navy blue spandex-style shirt, baggy cotton jogger pants, no socks and no shoes and a black backpack.


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