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VIDEO: Oakland Police Release Video of Suspect in Child Molestation Case

Video image of the suspect fleeing the scene

Video image of the suspect fleeing the scene

Police in Oakland, California, are have released surveillance video footage of a person they suspect in the April 13, 2013, molestation of a girl, 7, at 3:15 p.m.on the 100 block of Oakland’s 10th Street.

The male suspect is described as white, in his early to mid-fifties, 6′ tall, with a skinny build and weighing about 160 pounds. He has light brown hair, a white beard and was seen leaving the crime scene wearing blue jeans, a grey baseball cap, an unbuttoned long-sleeve, plaid shirt over a blue, white and green horizontal-striped shirt. Witnesses and the victim said that the suspect had paint in his hair and multiple-colored paint splatters on his pants.

According to police, the suspect gained entry to an apartment unit by posing as a maintenance man, who was there to check the the pipes.  At one point the adult in the unit heard the child cry out and found the suspect alone with the victim, having grabbed her to prevent her from running away. The suspect then ran away.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Youth and Family Service Division at (510) 238-3641 or the Tip Line at (510) 637-0298. Oakland Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case. Call (510) 777-8572.

Link to released video footage: https://www.box.com/s/x4z7rcbid2ftihynkx06

 

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