Local detectives are searching for a man accused of sexual assault.

The following is a press release from the Lubbock Police Department with more details on the incident:

Detectives with the Lubbock Police Department Persons Crimes Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying a sexual assault suspect.

On May 1st at about 1:30 a.m., a 17-year-old female was walking in the area of 50th Street and Avenue Q when she accepted a ride from a man driving a newer model, black, four-door Lincoln passenger car.

The female says that while in the car, the man began touching her inappropriately and then sexually assaulted her. She was able to fight off the suspect, get out of the vehicle, and run for help.

A forensic sketch of the suspect shows a Hispanic male with a light complexion, possibly in his 20s to early 30s. He was wearing a gray shirt and dark jeans at the time of the assault.

Anyone with information on this case should call Crime Line at 806-741-1000. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.