Girl Sexually Assaulted in a Dumpster While Playing Outside Mormon Church: Cops | Inside Edition

Girl Sexually Assaulted in a Dumpster While Playing Outside Mormon Church: Cops

Cops now need help bringing the suspect to justice.

Parishioners of a California church are in shock after cops say a girl was sexually assaulted while playing outside.

Cops in Riverside say the girl, who has not been named, was outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was pulled into a dumpster by a male assailant.

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Cops say the girl was able to get away following the assault, which took place Sunday afternoon.

"The suspect was described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male, approximately 50-years-old, with a goatee and short dark messy hair," the Riverside Police Department said in a statement.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with vertical grey stripes, and possibly had a tattoo on one of his arms.

The victim was later able to assist with developing a composite sketch of the suspect, who was a stranger to her.

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The Press-Enterprise reported that the victim was between 10 and 13 years old and that she was alone at the time of the attack.

The Riverside Police Department is asking the public for any information regarding the identity of this described suspect.

Anyone who recognizes him is urged to contact Detective Paul Miranda at (951) 353-7945 or

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