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A composite sketch was released Sunday of a man who police said sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl at her home in Riverside.

Police released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a child in Riverside on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. (Credit: Riverside Police Department)

Police released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a child in Riverside on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. (Credit: Riverside Police Department)

The man came to the door of the residence, in the 5000 block of Picker Street (map), and convinced the victim to let him in, said Lt. Victor Williams of the Riverside Police Department.

The girl got away from the intruder at one point and tried to notify one of her parents, police said. But before she could do so, she watched as the man fled in a pickup truck.

Officers went to the home after the incident was reported at 6:03 a.m., according to a news release. Detectives from the Police Department's homicide and sexual assault/child abuse units then responded to the scene.

The child, who did not know the assailant, described the man to an artist who created the sketch, police said.

The intruder was said to be in his late 50s, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with dark hair, a thin build and "droopy" left eye. He spoke with an accent and was believed to be Hispanic, according to the news release.

His vehicle was described as a full-size, standard-cab pickup truck.

"I really hope they're able to get him and he's able to do his time," said the girl's mother, Cynthia Ramirez. "I just thank God. It could've been worse."

Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective Aurelio Melendrez of the Riverside Police Department by phone at 951-353-7119 or via email at amelendrez@riversideca.gov.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported investigators' description of how the intruder entered the home. The post has been updated.