Police seek help in hunt for attacker

first_img Curreri said the suspect put a bag or cloth over the girl’s head when he snatched her off the street. He then drove her to a house, carried her inside and sexually assaulted her. Then he made her take a shower. “After sexually assaulting her, he dropped her off at the 7-Eleven,” Curreri said. “At 7 years old, she had no money and did not know how to use a pay phone so she walked to the first open door she saw, which is the Gold Cadillac bar. Patrons within the bar saw the girl, took care of her and called police.” The suspect is described as a Latino with white hair, mustache and eyebrows, 40-50 years old, about 5-feet-7 and 140-150 pounds. He was wearing brown pants and a green shirt and driving a black, four-door pickup truck with a gray interior and a yellow tag dangling from the rearview mirror, police said. “We’re looking for someone who is a pedophile,” said Detective Jim Alvarado. “Our advice to parents is you have to monitor your children at all times. It happens so quickly.” Police said the girl was examined at a local hospital and was in good spirits, despite the ordeal. “She’s very resilient, very articulate,” Alvarado said. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTHRIDGE – Police sought the public’s help Wednesday in finding the man who kidnapped a 7-year-old girl from her neighborhood and sexually assaulted her before leaving her near a local tavern. “At this time, there are no witnesses,” said Capt. Joe Curreri of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division. “We’re asking the public to bring this menace to society in.” The girl was found about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Gold Cadillac bar on Roscoe Boulevard, more than six hours after she’d been abducted while playing outside with friends in the 20000 block of Michale Street, officials said. When the other youngsters went home, the girl stayed outside by herself. When she failed to return home about 5:30 p.m., her parents called police. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Authorities said they did not issue an Amber Alert because they didn’t know she had been abducted. Gold Cadillac bartender Megan Roncone said the little girl was polite and did not seem afraid or shaken. But Roncone and bar patrons were concerned that the child’s hair was wet and she wore no shoes. Authorities later said she had been sexually assaulted during her abduction. The girl stayed at the bar where she was fed a hot dog and milk while police were called. “I think it’s cool she’s with her mom and dad,” Roncone said. “She’s a great little girl, smart as can be.” last_img

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