Police release sketch of man sought in southwest Houston child’s sexual assault

HOUSTON – Police released a sketch Thursday of a man being sought in connection with the sexual assault of a child that happened last month in southwest Houston.

The attack was reported about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Town Park apartment complex located at 10201 Harwin. Resident Sofia Sanchez was angry and upset when she got the news.

"It’s just really heartbreaking hearing that, scary like I have nephews nieces and we cannot even go outside,” said resident Sofia Sanchez.

According to Houston police, the man walked up to a 4-year-old girl who was playing with other children in the courtyard of the apartment complex and took her a short distance away from the courtyard, where he sexually assaulted her.

Police said the girl’s parents had their door open while the children were playing and the courtyard is right in front of their apartment. Police said as soon as it happened, the girl went and told her parents.

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According to officers, the girl and her 8-year-old brother described the suspect as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old, about 6 feet tall, with a light complexion, a mustache and a long, black goatee. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue hooded sweatshirt and glasses. Police said there’s a possibility the suspect is familiar with the area.

The little girl was shaken up by the assault at first, but she seems to be doing better, police said.

“I do believe because it happened in the middle day he may be brave or bold enough to try and do it again,” said HPD detective, Jessica Lam.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity or the assault case is asked to call the special victims division of the Houston Police Department at 713-308-1100 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477. Police said they don’t believe the suspect is connected to any other sexual assaults, however, other possible victims are asked to come forward.

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