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Police Say Boy, 6, Sexually Assaulted In Bathroom Stall At Pico Rivera Park

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PICO RIVERA (CBS) — Sheriff’s detectives Sunday were searching for a suspect in an alleged sexual assault at a park in Pico Rivera.

According to authorities, the victim, identified as a 6-year-old boy, reported the incident about 2:35 p.m. Saturday after a soccer match at Rio Hondo Park.

“He went into the bathroom alone, and was sexually molested by the white man with tattoos on his neck and one arm,” sheriff’s Lt. Robert Smith of the Pico Riviera Station said.

Witnesses told a local television news station that after the incident, the man walked the crying child out to his mother, handed him over and then fled in a white van with a partial license beginning with “6J.”

The suspect was described by witnesses as about 6’2, weighing approximately 200 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a bandanna on his head with a Mexican Flag on it.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-LASD or “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS to remain anonymous.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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