MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Officers are searching for a man who is wanted for sexually assaulting a minor, according to the Merced Police Department.

Around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a report of a sexual assault involving a minor.

Officers said they were able to identify the suspect as 35-year-old Rene Martinez of Merced.

A warrant has since been issued for Martinez’s arrest.

Investigators said Martinez is wanted on charges of assault with the intent to commit a felony, oral copulation with a minor, and lewd or lascivious acts with a minor.

Martinez is described as 5-foot-9, 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about this case or Martinez’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Samuel Sannadan at (209) 388-7773.