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Prince George's County police hand out sketch of suspect in sexual assault of 7-year-old girl

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -

At street corners and shopping malls, Prince George's County Police are spreading the word and handing out fliers. They are hunting down a dangerous man.

"They've been out here. They are relentless. I got to give the police department credit because they are not letting up," says Upper Marlboro resident Marc Lemon.

While police are present, children are not. The playgrounds in the Marlton neighborhood are empty.

Back on June 22, someone sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl who had been riding her scooter. The girl was abducted at gunpoint and dragged into the woods near an apartment complex on Heathermore Boulevard.

On Tuesday night, police released a sketch of the suspect.

"The level of response from the community is noteworthy,” says Prince George's County Police spokesperson Julie Parker. β€œIt's resonating, not only with this neighborhood, but with people all over the area. And it's resonating with the police department. A crime like this against a child by a stranger is highly unusual.”

Crime Solvers is already receiving tips from people who have seen the sketch and think they recognize the suspect.

Previous Coverage:

PG Police release sketch of suspect sought in sexual assault of 7-year-old

7-year-old sexually assaulted in Upper Marlboro


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