Brother of Victim Has Posted Wanted Posters Around OB and Is Offering Large Reward
Yesterday we described efforts of the brother of the recent sexual assault victim to find her assailant. John Wilson had placed posters up around OB and has offered a $5,000 reward for info leading to arrest and conviction of whoever injured his sister on August 25th on the 5000 block of Muir Avenue.
But police are not happy. They have warned Wilson and the victim’s family to “leave policing to police,” which was what SDPD spokesperson Lt. Andrea Brown told Fox5 News yesterday.
Lt Brown was quoted as saying that police have been investigating the case since it occurred, and officers have been working with Crime Stoppers to find witnesses. Brown said that she “understands a family’s desire to get answers, but many times their actions could damage the case.” Brown:
“You just never know who will call you. They could be lying to get the reward or giving you false information and I worry what will families do with that.”
The general complaint from police is that any private investigation by family or friends could interfere with the police investigation.
But Wilson is not quitting his campaign. He will continue his search for the person who hurt his sister despite the warnings. Wilson reiterates that the attack on his sister was a serious, sexual assault, and the perpetrator had his pants off by time his sister broke free.
Wilson’s sister was the second victim sexually assaulted in Ocean Beach within 10 days, the earlier incident was on August 15th in Robb Field.