New York, NY – Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl in a McDonald’s play area.
According to reports, a man with bandage on his head ahd been lurking near the entrance of the McDonald’s play area for an hour or more when he approached the victim inside the massive jungle gym. With the girl’s mother nearby, the man went down a covered slide with the little girl and while inside, forced her to perform a sex act on him.
The child immediately ran from the playground and told her mother what happened. Horrified, the woman chased after the suspect and was able to grab his shirt before he made his escape across the street. Police say there was a security guard at the restaurant, but he did little to help and never questioned the suspect even though he was seen hanging around the play area.
The suspect is described as being between 18 and 30, with a medium complexion, and was wearing a dark purple short-sleeved shirt and faded black or dark blue jeans. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
This isn’t the first time a child has been attacked at this McDonald’s. In March, a man grabbed a 9-year-old girl and stuck his hands down her pants. It’s not clear if the suspect in that case is the same in this latest incident.