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11-year-old girl gang raped in Moreno Valley park, police say; 6 arrested, 1 sought

March 28, 2011 |  8:02 am

Moreno Valley police were looking Monday for a 19-year-old man suspected of taking part in what authorities said was the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl.

Police arrested six juveniles in connection with the March 10 assault in the bathroom of Victoriano Park.

One suspect, Michael Sykes, 19, remained at large, according to a statement released by the Moreno Valley Police Department.

Sykes is believed to have fled to the Los Angeles area. He and the other suspects are believed to be affiliated with a local street gang.

The juvenile suspects were booked in Riverside County Juvenile Hall for charges of sexual assault on a child. Police were not immediately available to provide more details.

Those with information are asked to contact Det. Duke Viveros at (951) 247-8700.

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