Prince William Police say two girls assaulted walking to school in Triangle
Prince William Police are searching for a man who grabbed two 12-year-old girls at separate times Tuesday morning in Triangle.
Police say the first incident happened at 7:55 a.m. in the 3800 block of Graham Park Road when the victim was on her way to school. A stranger walked past her and then began following her. Authorities say the man grabbed the victim from behind and inappropriately touched her. The girl yelled and made attempts to separate from him until he eventually released her and fled on foot towards Ginn Memorial Park.
Police say while investigating, officers were informed that a second 12-year-old girl had also been assaulted that morning by someone matching the same description.
The assailant was described as Hispanic, about 20 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with brown eyes, and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a light brown, hooded jacket, gray sweatpants and black shoes.
Authorities said the man did not speak to the girl during the encounters. Anyone with information is asked to call the police tip line at 703-792-7000 or submit a webtip to pwcva.gov/policetip.
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