Merced Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman near the County Building on Monday.
The woman was collecting cans when the man approached her and told her that he wasn't going to rape her, but that he wanted to feel her body. The woman complied with the man's requests out of fear, police said. After fondling her, the man let her get up and leave.
The man is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet-11-inches tall and about 165 pounds. He was wearing an orange shirt. Anyone with information may call 209-385-4702.