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LAPD On The Hunt For Sexual Predator Who Attacks Young Girls

LOS ANGELES (  —   Detectives with the LAPD's Sexual Assault unit are hoping the public can help them nab a suspect who has preyed on children inside a clothing store and library.

Officials said on July 5, around 3 p.m., the suspect entered a clothing store in the south 400 block of Los Angeles Street in Los Angeles. The suspect is accused of walking up to a child and grabbing her buttocks with his right hand. Authorities said the suspect -- a black male about 30-40 years of age -- fled the location on foot.

The suspect is about 5 feet 9 inches tall and around 155 pounds. He was wearing a neon green tank top, baggy black shorts, multi-colored socks and black shoes. He also sports a large diamond stud earring in his left ear.

To view a video clip of the incident, click here.

Police believe this suspect was involved in a  similar incident that occurred at the Los Angeles Public Library. The suspect approached a young girl in the children's section of the library and reached his hand between her legs. The young girl ran away,

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Central Area Sexual Assault Detective Breegle at (213) 996-1836.

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