Coeur d'Alene Police looking for attempted rape suspect

Published On: Apr 15 2013 12:34:59 PM PDT   Updated On: Apr 13 2013 10:38:58 AM PDT

Police are looking for a man who is suspected of trying to rape a Coeur d'Alene girl Saturday morning.

The attempted rape occurred in the 1800 block of North 15th Street around 5:30 a.m.

Police say the 16-year-old girl was assaulted by a man who had been following her as she was walking.

The man assaulted her and she was injured while trying to escape. She then ran to a nearby home where home owners let her in and called police.

Police are trying to locate that suspect at this time.

He is described as a white man in his late 20s to early 30s. He has reddish hair, a scruffy goatee and has average build and height.

He was last seen wearing a dark colored Carhartt jacket and tan Carhartt pants.

If you have any information about this attempted rape, please call Coeur d'Alene Police at (208) 769-2320.