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Police still searching for man who assaulted 7-year-old girl

March 20, 2012 |  8:31 am

 The parents of a 7-year-old Covina girl are pleading with the public to help police find the man who allegedly sexually assaulted the girl in the family's front yard before she bit him and ran away.

Police said the man grabbed the girl and carried her to the side of the house, behind a bush. He covered her mouth and fondled her, but she bit him and ran to the house about 6:45 p.m. on Sunday.

The man fled in a burgundy Nissan Altima, with paper license plates that said "Wondries" in black and neon green lettering.

"I let her out of my sight for 15 minutes," said the girl's mother, who told KTLA News she feels guilty for agreeing to let her daughter play outside. "All my friends, all parents who know me, I'm a full-time mom. I don't go out, I don't party. I'm a hands-on mom. I watch my kids all day. I don't work. Parents, you need to teach your kids how to fight back."

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Det. Tom Tardif with the Covina Police Department at (626) 384-5623. 

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