Investigators with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's child abuse unit have released a description and a composite picture of the man suspected of abducting and molesting a 9-year-old Santee girl.
The man is described as being 18 to 30 years old, between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall, 150 to 200 pounds, with dark, curly, collar-length hair and a mustache. At the time of the kidnaping, the man was wearing a black sleeveless shirt and blue jeans and was driving a salmon-colored four-wheel-drive truck.
Sheriff's Department investigators produced the description after questioning kidnap victim Kelly Anne Yette for several hours Monday, Sgt. Ron Cottingham said. Although the composite is fairly general, Cottingham said it is much more detailed than an earlier description of the suspect that sheriff's deputies culled from eyewitness accounts by the girl's playmates.
"We have a lot more confidence in this (composite)," Cottingham said. "She's a very bright and articulate young lady, and she's holding up very well."