Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a female employee of a Mountain View motel on Sunday (Nov. 13).
According to police spokeswoman Liz Wylie, the 49-year-old housekeeper and Mountain View resident was cleaning a room at about 11:50 a.m. at the Tropicana Lodge -- located at 1720 W. El Camino Real -- when a man came in and insisted that she come take a look at something in the adjacent room. As the victim looked in the door, the man pushed her into the room, closing the door behind him.
The man kissed the woman against her will and exposed himself, "repeatedly asking her to have sex with him," Wylie wrote in a press release. Shortly afterward, the man became "preoccupied with something around his waist" and the woman was able to push him away and escape from the room. She was not hurt in the attack.
She hid in a nearby empty room, reported the attack to the front desk and called 9-1-1, Wylie said.
Police know that the man who rented the room in which the assault occurred lives in Southern California. He checked out around the time of the assault, but it is unclear whether he was the one who attacked the housekeeper. He was gone by the time police arrived, Wylie said.
The suspect is described as a white male of medium height and build in his 20s, Wylie said. He has blond hair and was wearing blue jeans.
Wylie said anyone with information that may help police find the suspect should call 650-903-6344. All callers may remain anonymous.