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Deputies: Man snuck into Vancouver apartment, groped 16-year-old sleeping on couch

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Clark County Sheriff's Office Deputies are looking for a suspect who snuck into an apartment and groped a teenage girl.

CCSO said it happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday at the Prairie View Apartments in Vancouver.

Deputies said the man broke into an apartment on the second floor by squeezing through a sliding door that was left open.

The 16-year-old girl told investigators she was asleep in the living room and woke up to the man groping her. She said the suspect took off, ran out of the apartment and jumped off the deck.

A neighbor who heard the girl scream said he went out to his patio, saw the man running down the street and waited outside until police arrived.

"It had to have been like 10 minutes and the cops were everywhere and it was just pretty crazy. I sat on my porch just watching, trying to keep an eye out for this person," said Damion Morningstar.

Deputies said the suspect is a white man, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was seen wearing a black shirt and pajama bottoms.

A K9 officer was brought out to try and track the suspect, but deputies did not locate him.

If you know anything, please contact the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

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