PALMDALE, August 31, 2006 - A manhunt is underway for a suspect who raped a ten-year-old girl at a movie theater complex in the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale.
The attack occurred about 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Movies 10 complex in the 1200 block of West Avenue P, said Sgt. Paul Patterson of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
The suspect pulled the youngster into an empty movie theater, where he "verbally threatened and sexually assaulted her," Patterson said. The man then ran off.
He was described as black, 35-45 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 180 pounds, with a black/gray mustache. He wore a white short-sleeve shirt and dark blue warm-up pants with white stripes on the outer seams.
Detectives circulated a composite drawing of the suspect, and urged anyone knowing more about the crime to call the sheriff's department.