LINCOLN BLVD — The Santa Monica Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who allegedly grabbed an underage girl’s rear on her way to school last week.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 30 years old, who wore a gray sweatshirt, gray hat and had a beige backpack with red stripes at the time of the assault.

The victim was reportedly walking in the 2100 block of Lincoln Boulevard on July 29 around 7:45 a.m. when she crossed paths with the suspect, who then turned around and grabbed her right buttock. She turned around and saw the suspect smiling at her, saying “sexy” before going on his way. The suspect proceeded to walk to school.

The department has not received any leads on the case and issued a public bulletin over the weekend to see if there are any other victims.

“We took it out to see if it’s a one-time thing or if it happened and had not been reported,” Detective Lloyd Gladden said. “We have not gotten any other calls about it.”

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call SMPD detectives at (310) 458-8451 or the watch commander at (310) 458-8427. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME.

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