Man Followed 9-Year-Old Boy Into Santa Ana Park Bathroom, Sexually Assaulted Him: Police
A man who followed a 9-year-old boy into a Santa Ana park bathroom and sexually assaulted him during a children’s birthday party was being sought by investigators, police said Tuesday.
The incident occurred about 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Jerome Park, 726 S. Center St., according to a news release issued by the Santa Ana Police Department.
The boy was with his mother at the birthday party when he went into a public bathroom at the park. The man followed the boy into the restroom and had a short conversation in Spanish with him before touching the child’s genitals, police said.
The man, whom the victim did not know, then fled, according to the release.
He was described as 25 to 35 years old with short hair and a thin mustache. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue pants.
Anyone who may have seen the suspect is asked to call detectives at 714-245-8343.