PENN VALLEY (CBS13) — A search is on for a man accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman at Western Gateway Park, the sheriff’s office says.

The incident happened back on the evening of July 3. According to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, a young Penn Valley woman reported that she had befriended a man at the park earlier in the day, then was sexually assaulted.

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(credit: Nevada County Sheriff’s Dept.)

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Deputies immediately responded to the park to ensure the woman’s safety and to start investigating.

Over the weekend, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 31-year-old Grass Valley resident Christopher Smith. He has still not been located by detectives.

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Anyone who sees Smith or knows where he might be is asked to contact detectives at (530 265-1594.