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News Release

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

Media Relations

Six-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted

"Six-year-old Sexually Assaulted"


West Valley - On Monday, May 21, 2001, at approximately 8:15 p.m., a six-year-old female was abducted from the sidewalk near Criswell Street and Kentland Avenue. West Valley Area patrol officers conducted a neighborhood search for the child. The victim was found when she walked up to a residence and requested help.

The victim reported that she was riding her bicycle when a male, Caucasian or Hispanic, brown hair, green eyes, 25 to 40 years of age approached her. The suspect forced the victim off the bicycle and into a vehicle, a possible green pick-up truck. The suspect drove the victim to a residence where he sexually assaulted her. After the assault the suspect drove the victim to a residential area and released her.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Robbery Homicide Division, Rape Special Section, Detectives Robinson or Stark at 818-756-8309 or Detective Headquarters Division, off-hours, at 213-485-2504.

This press release was prepared by Officer La Donna Cissell, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.