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6-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted at Silver Spring Park

Police: The girl was waiting for an ice cream truck.

Composite drawing provided by Maryland-National Capital Park Police.
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Maryland-National Capital Park Police are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl at Tanglewood Neighborhood Park, in the Fairland area of Silver Spring.

The suspect, believed to be a teenage boy, approached the girl while she was waiting for the ice cream truck at the park, at 2868 Schubert Drive, around 7 p.m. July 9, park police said in a news release.

The suspect is described as a clean shaven, dark-skinned black male, about 16 years old, with brown eyes and an “afro”-type haircut that was slicked back, the release said. 

He has a dimple on his chin and a small diamond piercing in his left ear above his earlobe. He is described as a heavy build with a “big belly,” the release said. 

He was wearing blue Jordan Nike shoes with a red tongue and blue laces, a red T-shirt with an unknown white and gray pattern in the middle and shorts, the release said.

He fled on foot toward the wooded area behind the playground.

If you have information or questions about this incident, contact park police Detective Crystal Lopez at crystal.lopez@mncparkpolice.org or 301-929-2774.
Moritz Reiter July 22, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Why is a 6 year old out at 7pm or any time for that matter unaccompanied?
Kim Cooke August 16, 2013 at 08:51 AM
I wish all news organizations would go back to using the word "rape." I really don't think most people feel the full import of the expression "sexually assaulted," even in reference to a child. This suspect allegedly raped this child. Be on the lookout.

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