Hotel Sexual Assault
updated: Mar 12, 2013, 2:25 PM
Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department
Woman Sexually Assaulted in Hotel Room: Victim Fights Back and Suspect Flees
At just after six this morning, at the Holiday Inn located at 5650 Calle Real in
Goleta, a 58-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her hotel room while sleeping in her bed. The
victim, who lives out of the area, woke up to find a man climbing on top of her. The suspect covered
the victim's mouth and started grabbing her. The victim fought back and yelled. During the struggle,
the victim was hit in the face and received minor injuries. The attacker ran out of the hotel room and
the victim called for help.
When Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the scene they searched the area but were not able to locate the
suspect. An investigation is underway to determine how the suspect was able to gain entry into the
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a "baby face" in his late twenties or early thirties,
medium build and about 5'8" tall. He was wearing a light blue or grey button up shirt and dark
colored pants. 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.
The City of Goleta contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office for police services.
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