Md. Police Investigate Sex Assault of 7-Year-Old

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The Prince George's County Police Department's academy class conducts a step-by-step grid search behind the apartment complex where an assault of a 7-year-old girl was reported, just in case any evidence was left behind. (Photo credit: credit: Kevin Rincon/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s academy class conducts a step-by-step grid search behind the apartment complex where an assault of a 7-year-old girl was reported, just in case any evidence was left behind. (Photo credit: credit: Kevin Rincon/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — After a 7-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Maryland on Saturday, police are searching for a suspect.

Around 3 p.m., in the 8800 block of Heathermore Boulevard, an older, bald white male with a heavy build and a gray goatee approached the victim with a gun, sexually assaulted her behind a building and fled. The girl had been out playing with friends and was riding a scooter around the complex when the man approached her.

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information on the case.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit at 301-772-4908. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD” plus a message to CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, or go to www.pgpolice.org to submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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