Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Seven-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted Outside Home as Parents Sit Inside

Photo by carl ballou via Shutterstock
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

A seven-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on Saturday outside her house in Covina, reports KTLA.

The girl was playing in her driveway when a man described as white and between the ages of 18 and 40 clapped his hand over her mouth, picked her up and took her to the side of the garage, where he molested her.

She was able to get away after biting his hand, and she ran screaming into her home where her parents were. They watched as the man ran away and fled the scene in what KTLA describes as a "2005 or newer burgundy Nissan Altima with paper license plates reading, 'Wondries' in black and neon letters."

Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at 626-384-5623.