Police seek to ID man wanted in sex assault of 15-year-old outside Palm Springs library

Palm Springs police say man forced teen to perform sex acts
Man wanted by Palm Springs police in connection with sex assault outside library
Posted at 9:17 AM, Jun 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-02 17:52:55-04

PALM SPRINGS, Fla. — Police in Palm Springs are trying to identify a man who they said forced a 15-year-old child to perform sexual acts outside a library.

Palm Springs police Capt. Jake Ruiz said the incident took place on the evening of April 19 outside the public library on Cypress Lane.

Police released surveillance images of the man Friday in hopes of identifying him.

Ruiz said the man approached the teenager at about 8 p.m. on April 19 and forced the child to perform the sex acts.

Police said the man appears to be in his late 50s, tall and heavy set with short salt-and-pepper hair and a bald spot in the back.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Palm Springs Police Department at 561-584-8300 ext. 8555 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.

If you have any information regarding the 2007 crimes with ties to the Town Center at Boca Raton, call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. You can remain anonymous.

You can also contact the detectives assigned to these cold cases using the information below:

Detective Scott Hanley
Boca Raton Police Department

Detective William Springer
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office