10-year-old sexually assaulted in local Denny’s bathroom, suspect sought

The sexual assault suspect is described as a White male with blonde hair, about 18-20 years old, 5’8” tall, and weighing around 150 pounds, detectives said. The suspect walks with a noticeable limp and he may be a transient. (Images courtesy LASD)

The sexual assault suspect is described as a White male with blonde hair, about 18-20 years old, 5’8” tall, and weighing around 150 pounds, detectives said. The suspect walks with a noticeable limp and he may be a transient. (Images courtesy LASD)

PALMDALE – If you recognize the man in these images and know where he may be hiding, then local detectives would like to hear from you.

The man is accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a Denny’s restaurant bathroom on New Years Day. According to a statement by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau:

On Wednesday afternoon, January 1, 2014, the suspect entered the women’s restroom of a restaurant located in the 37000 block of 47th Street East, Palmdale. He attacked a young girl who was also in the restroom and sexually assaulted her as she exited one of the stalls. The suspect stopped his assault when another person entered the bathroom, and fled the location.

The suspect is described as a male White, 18-20 years old, 5’8” tall, 150 pounds, blonde hair, walks with a noticeable limp, and may be a transient.

At the time of the assault, the victim had been in Denny’s having a meal with her family before going to the restroom, according to Special Victims Bureau Detective Brian Hudson.

“As she was exiting the stall washing her hands is when [the suspect] entered the restroom,” Hudson said. “We’re not going to get specific, but she was sexually assaulted.”

The restaurant’s video surveillance system recorded the suspect entering the restaurant. The images were circulated to people in the area, who said the suspect may be a transient, Hudson said.

“They’ve seen him around panhandling,” Hudson said, adding that the incident was the first of that type reported in the area.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or dangerous suspect is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

  101 comments for “10-year-old sexually assaulted in local Denny’s bathroom, suspect sought

  1. rachel
    January 22, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Sad thought I was standing right next to this guy.. called the police, felt as if I was a nuisance got calling..

    • Sadface
      January 24, 2014 at 11:52 am

      So Rachel did you speak to the boy was there anything about him you remembered like tattoos or anything maybe you’d be the closes to help..(?)

  2. Marquise
    January 14, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Sick bastard I just had a daughter and as a father this story made me [removed] sick that scum bag is gonna get what’s coming to him he probably gave that little girl a disease poor child now her life will never be the same again I’ll kill for my daughter [removed] that!!!

    • Be kind
      January 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Be kind and donate to your local homeless mission. Homeless are people too, even if they are pedophile. You must donate to your local homeless mission to support transient pedophile like this. LOL.

  3. intresting
    January 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    According to the article ““As she was exiting the stall washing her hands is when [the suspect] entered the restroom,” – which means she must have been in the stall for at least a few minutes I assume.- now this article: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/01/06/girl-10-sexually-assaulted-in-palmdale-bathroom/

    says: “According to the staff at the restaurant, he walked in the restaurant and immediately asked where the restroom was” – which means its possible he never saw the girl go in there, otherwise why would he need to know where the restroom was? Unless he was immediately greeted by an employee who specifically asked him what he wanted.

    It just seems unlikely to me that he was looking through the dennys window and saw a 10 year old girl get up from her familys table, walk to the restroom… and then he waits a few minutes? if he had followed her right away she would have still been in the stall…

    What I am saying is.. Its possible, the girl was not his intended target… he might have entered the girls bathroom looking for a girl of any age to sexually assault… and the 10 year old just happened to be there.

    • Captain
      January 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      and that makes it okay? I’m not sure I understand the point you were making. He did what he did. PERIOD. Whether “the victim” was a 10 yr old girl or not, really doesn’t matter at this point. He sexually assaulted another human being (happened to be a child) in the womens restroom.

      • Unknown
        January 11, 2014 at 5:56 am

        Amen, Captain!!!

    • carla
      January 11, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      your comment is insignificant, it does not change the fact that this perpetrator molested a human being.

      • CompassionPlease
        January 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm

        Please have compassion for this Homeless transient. He is homeless and a transient and you are suppose to donate moneys to homeless charities to help support these homeless transient. So what if he is a child molester and a pedophile, as he is a homeless transient.

        Are all you people trying give these homeless transient a bad name and affect our Charity donations. Our Secret Societies of Charities will goes after you if that happen. You better smile when you speak about the homeless, regardless if he is a pedophile and a child molester.

        • huh
          April 9, 2014 at 2:52 am


        • bird
          April 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

          No one has to do anything, and I’ll smile when I want to. Homelessness does not give anyone a free pass to violate another; especially a child!

  4. Danielle
    January 8, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Its not the parents fault and it’s not Denny’s fault and it’s definitely not the little girl’s fault!
    The person soley responsible for this is the man who assaulted her!
    Poor girl, i hate seeing stories like this. I hope he is found.

    • Denise
      January 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      While it is sad that it is a sign of the times, the mother SHOULD have gone to the restroom with her daughter!!! My daughter never goes to the restroom unaccompanied just for this reason. I agree it’s sad that this has to be done, but it was the mother’s responsibility to do that. I hope they catch this sick bastard!

  5. JoJo
    January 8, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I have read quite a few of the comments here; and, am saddened by some of the trivial comments, and arguments. The point is that an innocent child has been attacked by a nutcase. I say nutcase, because anyone who would attack a child, let alone publicly, in such a manner, cannot be sane. I am also saddened by those who blame the parents. I find it to be extremely cruel. I am going out on a limb here by guessing that the majority of those that have put the blame on that poor family don’t have children. It is not at all uncommon to see 10 year old children going to the bathroom alone. What is not common is that a freak of nature is laying in wait to attack. My heart goes out to that little girl and her family. There are two priorities here: 1. the capture of the pervert; and 2. counseling for the young girl, and her family. Sue, I hear you loud and clear!

  6. Beervana
    January 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    All children should be taught from a young age to scream bloody murder if anyone gets in their space in a secluded place or gives them the “oh oh” feeling at any time. We all need to practice that with our kids. Boys and girls. Teach them that ^^^^, and while you’re at it, teach them to never open the door to strangers. EVER

    • January 8, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Teach parents to go to the restroom with their 10 year old child in a public place is more like it. She may have tried to scream but she is no match for a grown man!

      • Necole
        January 8, 2014 at 6:20 am

        So true Karen, my oldest daughter is 8, she’s going to be a teenager before I let her go alone. I have a 17 and 15 year old boys also, so that a big help when we go out, because they do escort her a lot.

      • Beervana
        January 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

        Really Karen and Necole? You don’t think it’s a good idea to also train your children from a young age to be aware of their surroundings and to say something or scream if they feel “stranger danger”? Interesting.

        • micki
          January 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm

          I do Beervana, absolutely! Teach your children anything, and everything to get out of these types of situations. Want to talk about mental health…this type of assault plays havoc for a life time on the victim, and the perpetrators…well, they’re onto the next victim

          • Beervana
            January 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm

            Mental health..oh hail no. The guys who do this stuff to kids need to go to big boy jail. I do not believe that most of the people in jail receiving medication for mental issues are mentally ill. They are just doing it to get high legally or to escape the reality of the consequences they should be facing. I think it’s called, “crazy like a fox.”
            If this young victim has a loving family and proper counseling, she will recover. Not forget, but recover. Example: Elizabeth Smart.

        • denise
          January 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm

          While it is important to teach your child to be aware of their surroundings, I also agree with Karen and Necole that the little girl should not have gone to the bathroom alone! My daughter is ALWAYS accompanied by an adult to the restroom. And, the article says the little girl was attacked and then sexually assaulted. Just as it was pointed out, this little girl was no match for an adult male. She probably heard him enter the restroom, but if it was while she was already in the stall, she probably thought it was someone else coming in to use the restroom. I know I wouldn’t have thought a man was coming into the restroom! And who’s to say she didn’t try to scream, and he had his hand over her mouth and muffled it. Yes, stranger danger is a good idea, yes, screaming if you feel intimidated in anyway is a good thing to teach your child, but sometimes an attack happens so quick that they have no time to react. This all could have been avoided if that little girls mother had accompanied her to the restroom in the first place.

    • Lori
      April 9, 2014 at 5:10 am

      While we are at it teach them about those closest to them with access. They are more likely to be assaulted by their mommy’s boyfriend or relative or coach or teacher than by a stranger in a bathroom…..

  7. tori
    January 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    He lives close to Dennys off of Essex dr, seen him walking over there plenty of times.

    • denise
      January 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      I hope you called that number above and told them, not just posted it here!

    • amanda
      January 16, 2014 at 4:59 am

      He really walks around Essex if so were cuz I live around there and I have kids we go walking almost everyday around our block

  8. J. Smith
    January 7, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Reading that there was a door to exit outside, right next to the bathroom there, was rather disturbing. Makes for the perfect “Grab and run” crime. Keep your eyes on your children while in that Denny’s. Hell, keep an eye peeled out for yourself too……

  9. SM
    January 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    To all the people insisting he’s mentally ill…why assume that? A pedophile isn’t necessarily mentally ill. They usually know exactly what they’re doing. They know it’s wrong but choose to do it anyway.

    • rainbowhyphen
      January 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      I suppose it depends on whether one views pedophilia as a mental illness.

    • Concerned
      January 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      I am not concerned if he is mentally ill, I am concerned he is being presumed guilty without a trial because he not seen as “normal”. The report says incidences such as this have not occurred before.
      He may be innocent.
      that is why there are courts and procedures and not mob law.

      • January 8, 2014 at 12:31 am

        According to eye witness he was seen with that 10 year old in the bathroom! Thats not a good look for him!

      • micki
        January 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm

        Frankly, “Concerned”, I’m concerned, and don’t see your comment as normal…1st, why is he in the Womens Restroom, 2) why did he run, 3) stand corrected~it reads… “it was the first of that type reported”, DOES NOT SAY THIS HAS NOT OCCURRED BEFORE. JEEZ! 4) COURTS AND PROCEDURES ONLY PROTECT THE DAMN PERPETRATORS.

        • Are You Kidding Me
          April 29, 2014 at 6:02 pm

          Amen Micky… So maybe people should stop being so concerned about the the freak who stoled that little innocent girls whole life…

    • Martha
      January 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Yes, SM, you are so correct! I hate to say this, but I don’t believe in incarceration for these scum of the Earth animals. I do believe that for the most part, these animals will not change. They should be put our of their misery so that they no longer suffer this lifestyle and the potential victims are protected before anything happens. I do not believe in rehabilitation for repeated sex offenders, pedophiles, and those who have commited heineous crimes. Get rid of them. It’s like taking out the trash so the stench goes away. I have no pity for anyone who maliciously hurts a child or animal. We all are living and breathing beings. No one has a right, not one, to violate and cause damage to any other being.

      • Nancy P
        January 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm

        Reading your comment gave me whip lash for a minute. After giving it some thought, I must admit, I agree with you.

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  11. sheryl jones
    January 7, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I would have not never let my kids go in a restroom by they self.

    • Mike
      January 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      This is not the parent’s fault…

    • rebecca
      January 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      She’s 10, plenty old enough to use the restroom in a restaurant alone. This is not the parent’s fault. As a mother I can only imagine what is going through her parent’s minds right now and they DON’T need rude comments from the likes of you.
      For the child and her family my heart goes out to you all. To the police PLEASE catch this sick SOB now before he does this to another child.

      • Anoyn
        January 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

        While I see where you are coming from, these days you can’t leave a child by themselves. It’s sad. Especially in the Antelope Valley. It’s full of such terrible people who always do things wrong. The mother should have been with her child. I don’t blame them for it happening but, next time maybe she won’t let her child go by herself. Any parent anywhere should always accompany their children to the bathroom in a public place like that. So please get off your high horse.

        • Bill
          January 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

          While I also understand what you are saying, I’ve got to ask: where do we draw the line that a 10 year old can’t go to the bathroom by his or herself in a restaurant? Where do we draw the line that a kid can’t walk down the block to his/her friends house to play? What about them playing in the front yard or even the back yard? What about them going to the playground? Walking to and from school? Are parents supposed to be hovering over their children ever minute of ever second of every day? NO, that is IMPOSSIBLE. I’m not, by any means, trivializing this situation when I say that BAD people are OUT THERE, and there is NO “fix” to cure the urges those bad people have. No matter what we do to protect our children, there will definitely be those unlucky children who are victims of this type of crime. It has happened for hundreds of years, and will continue to happen. Whether it is children or adults, someone is going to be a victim. Do we lie back and accept it? NO. But, we cannot let the criminal dictate our lives. Honest people must control their own lives. It’s a catch-22 situation.

          To the person that said “I would have not never let my children go to the restroom by they self”: The jury is still out on your comment. 10 years old is old enough to be able to go to the bathroom by oneself. Even 8 is old enough. Much younger than that, and, yes, I might have to agree with you. But, don’t try to blame what happened to this innocent child on the parents. There are so many things wrong with what you said in that one statement, I really don’t have time to sit here and type what I observed in just your one sentence. I could really go off on a rant and rip you a new one.

          • Karen
            January 8, 2014 at 12:40 am

            Knowing how people are, I always believe in sending my children in pairs and if that doesn’t happen, I go to the bathroom with them. I know what kind of world we are living in, so I just feel safer doing it this way! It is my belief that a 10 year should be able to go places by self but with all kind of weirdos out there, Im sorry but my underage children goes to the bathroom with me no matter how embarassed they may be! Better safe then sorry! Im not blaming the parents because their child is the victim of a sick individual. I hope they catch him!

          • Ohbill
            January 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

            Bill thinks we are living back in 1955 Niceville, this is the AV 2014. Wake up Bill!!!

        • rainbowhyphen
          January 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm

          This is not a “these days” problem. These incidents have not become more common over time. They’ve simply been publicized more because, you know, the Internet exists.

          • sue
            January 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm

            Don’t forget how unbelievably lenient – really, lax – the justice system has become. We’re so busy feeling sorry and making excuses for criminals of any kind (don’t get me started on that one), that even if they are caught, it’s a slap on the wrist. No one can keep up w/ all the lunatics running free. A good parent doesn’t have a chance. Poor kid, I hope she gets past this relatively unscathed…

    • lakeisha
      January 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Exactly! Even with my boy im standing on the outside of the door. AND I WILL GO IN IF NECESSARY

    • matt
      January 7, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      I’m guessing your related to Jameis Winston am i right?? ; )

  12. april
    January 7, 2014 at 9:04 am

    How come no one stoopppeeeddd himmmm…if I would of walked in on that, I would of hit him, leaving bleeding …where were all the man?? The cooks ??? Like wth???

  13. James Sosa
    January 7, 2014 at 8:19 am

    We need to get this mental health thing under control !

    • bill
      January 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      And, how, pray tell, do you suggest “getting this mental health thing under control”???? hmmm???? that’s such a broad, sweeping statement….Mental health includes depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, tourettes (spelling?), schizophrenia, any and all phobias…need I go on? With treatment and EDUCATION, these conditions can be controlled…but, without the proper HEALTH CARE and access to therapy and medications, your broad statement is only an observation. Also, no one can be FORCED to take medications once released from any facility, even if they have been involuntarily committed to such institutions…so…again, I ask: What are your suggestions for getting this “mental health ‘THING’ under control”? (I actually resent you calling Mental Health a “thing” as if it is trivial)

      • scott
        January 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

        lets define mental health ? It seems its OK for us “normal people” to look the other way everyday as we see the “THING” walk our streets. sleep on the corners and shop at walshart. Its OK for them to exist because our pharmaceutical companies have put their people in office to promote prescriptions,(most of those problems you pointed out are side effects of the other meds they gave the person in the first place) if they were involved in mental institutions this problem doesn’t exist, because its not profitable. Go back to the Reagan governor era and you will see how many of these institutions he closed and had cut off their money. This guy and many more have been trolling that area for a while and everybody looks the other way, just like some of you do everyday.

      • James Sosa
        January 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm

        Bill, Let the “THING” sleep in the same room with your kid. So…..

  14. Robin
    January 7, 2014 at 7:05 am

    This “something else” KNEW he was wrong. He ran away because he didn’t want to get caught! He KNEW no matter how mental instable he is. Even in the Bible, EVERYONE is a sinner, no matter how disabled you are, how weak you are, or how old you are. That’s why God gave us brain to use our judgment when it comes to people who are weak, children, or old people so that we know they are not playing us for the fools using who they are because people would go out of their ways to pity them or help them. This may be a disabled person, he is still a sinner nonetheless and he will be judged if he hasn’t been caught already. I do not sympathize with people like that because they KNEW they are wrong! *fuming* Touching a girl like this…*smh* I hope this girl recovers from her experience. But things happen for a reason…sometimes bad things can be a miracle disguised. Let us without sin cast the first stone…I know I am not better but I won’t dare stoop myself low to harm children like this. I am disabled and I have many disabled friends who are smarter than I am. Even they know better.

    • Charles
      January 7, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Lol. Wow

    • No Way
      January 7, 2014 at 9:35 pm


  15. Concerned
    January 7, 2014 at 6:12 am

    So there are two children in this story.

    The one who appears to be in most danger is a young disabled boy very possibly with physical and/or mental illness who from reports is probably living on the streets without guidance or help even though people admit they have noticed he needs help and express no remorse about not caring, and is accused of a crime so everyone wants to get him and hurt him bad.

    He is presumed guilty without trial and a manhunt is sent after him- because he is neglected child? This child may already be injured somewhere by some “acceptable citizen” ..

    A boy is accused of a crime and because he is known to be neglected he is presumed guilty. no trial, is that how it works?

    What does it say about the society? Disabled/disadvantaged/alone young people need extra care and guidance, and if society neglects such people and leaves them to suffer it is a society that choses to put itself at risk.

    This is not the parents to blame it is our society.

    • Steph
      January 7, 2014 at 6:28 am

      I don’t think it matters what his mental state is. Regardless of sane or not he is a sick human being and should be put somewhere away from others.

      • Concerned
        January 7, 2014 at 6:31 am

        If he did it.
        If someone hasnt already hurt him or killed him.

    • David
      January 7, 2014 at 7:19 am

      So you’re telling me that if this man secually assaulted your daughter you wouldn’t be amgry towards him. This is a 10year old girl we’re talking about here buddy she’s defensless. It doesn’t matter if he was neglected as a child or mentally ill there’s no need to do that. I know lots of mentally ill children or adults and they seem to know what’s bad and what’s good so what does it matter if he is or not. C’mon next time thing about throughly this ain’t right at all

    • tommy don
      January 7, 2014 at 8:03 am

      We can’t lock up every mentally ill homeless man because of what they “might” do one day – they have access to services to help them but most of them refuse to go and use them. And I have known too many mental ill people who became that way due to drug use – they were normal once but after doing drugs for years now they wander the streets talking to themselves and become a burden on society for the rest of their lives – if they only knew the high price they would pay for doing drugs when they first started.

      • Barbara H
        January 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

        My son has a mental illness that was not caused by drugs, so not all mentally ill people become that way because of a choice they made. Mental illness is also hereditary and passed on through ones genetic make-up. My son did not have a choice when he became mentally ill, but thankfully there are medications to help him cope with this very debilitating(sp?) illness. He needs to know that there are negative consequences for his actions. She needs to know that she will be safe from harm. I will pray that all people involved are willing to get they help they need

    • Mommabearofsix
      January 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

      And this kind of thinking is why the world is going to [removed]! Let’s protect an animal who knew what he was doing was wrong enough to run when someone else came in!! I can tell u this we have 2 girls – 11 and 7 and 4 boys 5,7,13,16. And if someone hurt them I would KILL them. on the other side if one of my children did something like this to someone I’d want them punished! I’m sure if it was your daughter who was attacked during a family outing and robbed of her innocence , you’d be more concerned with the treatment of this “disabled/disadvantaged/alone young person” ,right?!Wake up! Stop being more concerned with the criminal than the victim.

    • Laura
      January 7, 2014 at 10:55 am

      You said the following ….. “A boy is accused of a crime and because he is known to be neglected he is presumed guilty. no trial, is that how it works?

      What does it say about the society? Disabled/disadvantaged/alone young people need extra care and guidance, and if society neglects such people and leaves them to suffer it is a society that choses to put itself at risk.”

      I think the point should be no matter if he has mental illness of not, he ran away when he was caught by someone else walking into the restroom. He obviously knew he was doing something wrong and ran away to avoid getting arrested. He was caught /seen by someone walking in on him doing it and it does not matter if he has a mental illness or not he was in the wrong and deserves to be punished for what he did.

    • Mustang33
      January 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Look at this video and you can see how he runs to the restroom, you can see the restroom door from outside the restaurant, he knew the girl was in there alone, see how he runs to the restroom, he knew what he was going to do, sexual asssaulted her and left so fast e knew what he was doing he knows he is in the news and people are looking for him, he is not that stupid.

      • Gerry
        January 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm

        I’ve had to run to a bathroom at Denny’s before. But that was AFTER I ate the food.

        That said, I hope they catch him and lock him up for long time. Most “pedos” will do it again if they get a chance. There is little hope for “fixing” them. Lock him up, throw him in general population and let it be known he is a pedo. Problem solved.

    • Nic
      January 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Shove your bleeding heart in a drawer. I worked with the mentally disabled AND the mentally ill population and, trust me, a lot of them KNOW and choose to do wrong. Just like some people are immoral and do bad things with disregard for the law or morality, so do the mentally ill or mentally disabled. And for the record, a large chunk of the male population of mentally disabled commit sex crimes in their group homes and day programs but, it gets under-reported. Like I said, stow that bleeding heart; half those people would fondle or rape your child if given half the chance.

      • Tonia
        January 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm

        Thank you. He knew exactly what he was doing. I don’t care if he was deaf, blind and dumb with a limp. He took advantage of a child, someone weaker then he was. Sick, sick, sick. This child’s life is forever changed. Children are resilient. She will bounce back quickly in the physical sense, but as soon as she realizes what was taken from her, mentally it will affect ever aspect of her life. praying for this family.

    • Linda
      January 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      The only child in this story is the victim. The suspect is not a child. 18 to 20 is not a child. 5’8″ is not a child. He was id’d by a witness. His photo was picked out of many photos of customers that day.

      You are presuming he has been neglected. Are all neglected people pedophiles? Are all disabled people pedophiles? I think not. The only time society chooses to put itself at risk is when, we, as a society, do not keep these people away from children.

      It’s a shame you have little compassion for the girl who will now carry this event for the rest of her life, will need therapy and may become (hopefully not) an abuser herself.

      Not to worry, the suspect will be given a fair trial, paid for by the taxpayers, while the girls’ family will have to pony up for whatever care she needs.

      Stay classy.

      • micki
        January 9, 2014 at 8:04 am

        WELL SAID, LINDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Deborah
    January 7, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Could he have a mental problem. Just asking His posture his shoes Something isn’t right He needs to be caught

  17. A person
    January 7, 2014 at 5:21 am

    OK i get why you are mad at the parents, BUT im 15 and if i had my mom taking me to the bathroom every time i went to the bathroom, i would seriously get mad, even at 10 she would let me, its not the kid, or the parents, its the pervert, yes 5 you want to, but there is a certain age you need to let them go a little, now, when im with my friends, (with or without parents) we tend to go together, cause were friends and we just wait for each other there especially if we are in a place we dont feel is safe, (yes i have THAT good of friends lol), as long as no one is alone, and yeah maybe you should watch your 10 year old a little closer maybe (Especially with whats in school now) but, i know i would have died, if my mom hadn’t lessened the leash a bit by now, im just saying, this is from a teenagers perspective, and its just how i feel,

    • BJ Huffman
      January 7, 2014 at 7:16 am

      “A Person” makes an excellent point, this guy entered the woman’s restroom to assault this little girl, Our state is making mandatory a law for bathrooms in our schools to be used by both males and females, it should make every one stop and think ..Yes this is a brutal crime and this individual needs to be caught, but who is to stop the same thing from happening in our schools? NO, it is not the fault of the parents, it is the fault of the perp…people need to stop blaming everyone but the criminal for the actions the criminal…That is like saying a gun is bad, but the person that pulled the trigger is not…it’s ridiculous!

  18. Renea
    January 7, 2014 at 2:43 am

    I feel so sad for this little girl and her family. Our daughter was also sexually assaulted as a young girl. So I feel I can sympathize with her and her family and the situation. We learned a lot about ourselves during that experience. I do also hope this young man is caught by the police and he himself can be evaluated to receive the oblivious help that he needs. I feel sad also for the little boy inside of him that most likely was abused in some way himself that has led him to the life he is leading now.. I really wish things like this would never happen, and all children can stay innocent forever! It’s just so heartbreaking to hear of these things, for ALL involved.

    • Renea
      January 7, 2014 at 2:55 am

      Sorry I meant to write obvious help…not oblivious.

  19. Protective Nana
    January 7, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I live near this Denny’s & there is a door to the outside right next to the bathroom area which is visible in the dining & kitchen area. The child should not have gone alone, not saying any fault on the parents but you just can’t be too overly safe with your children nowadays! I can’t believe no one saw this man going into the woman’s restroom! My daughter in law works at Lowes right across the parking lot from this restaurant & said the guy hangs out at the Jack in the Box near there too according to someone she spoke with there! Please everyone that lives in the area, keep your eyes peeled so we can get this monster off the streets before he damages another child!! I for one will have my eyes on the look out!! It takes a village to protect our youth!

  20. Jenn
    January 6, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I still insist that everyone, I don’t care what age you are, you take a bathroom buddy with you regardless of where you are, theater, restaurant or park. You just cannot trust anyone and you are in a vulnerable state in the bathroom and you should always bring back up.

    Yeah this Denny’s has a great line of sight to the restroom from the dining area, but that will never erase the trauma this girl will live the rest of her life. Kids always seem to want to go at the most inopportune times (when the meals are served) we made it a point to go to the bathroom to wash up as soon as we ordered to prevent meal interruptions. Now these parents will forever wish they didn’t mind the simple inconvenience of accompanying their child to the restroom. >:( Praying for this girl and any other victims.

  21. Dad
    January 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    City policies change hallways down to bathrooms because of this? I wouldn’t blame the parents. Go ahead and rage on patch… Not the parents fault. I’m sorry you have to deal with pathetic pervert losers like this. I hope this kid gets put in jail and handled like he should be…

  22. JT
    January 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Why is he wearing different shoes in each pic?

    • Sadface
      January 25, 2014 at 8:10 am

      That’s what I was looking at too

  23. Lucie
    January 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I’m sorry but if i had to follow my child into the mens room till he was thirty and had issues you better believe i’d do it my son at 10 was still in ladys room with me or he could only use men’s if empty and i was right by that door listening and watching and i don’t care i’ve seen it before that’s how i got a child and if ya’ll don’t like it you could wait till were done for this very reason you are in charge of your child and not of just 5 children are molested any age up so bull someone should of been in there with her what kind of a parent takes their eyes off a child especially in a situation like that and i beat you now they won’t leave her alone for along time and shame on anyone that said well 5 is big difference then 10 they still helpless against a big adult shame on you you have these children your eye’s should be on them to many people think having a child is easy and lazy it’s a totally 24/7 days a week -year- many years job you keep your eyes on your child as long as possible these things even happen at 15 16 so until your child is grown it is and i underline it is your responsibility to watch any child young adult as they use the bathroom in public if you are the responsible adult i feel sorry for the child that the did not think about that child enough to be 10 is not much stronger or understanding in their brains what to do you are the grown up that doe’s know no mercy this shouldn’t of happened i hope they will continue to watch her or stand at that door if she’s 20 and she needs it 5 yrs my you know what take better care of your children you have all been watched stuff like this in the news in the news paper common sense i don’t care don’t leave your child out of eye or ear site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Sarah Mendez
    January 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Omg!!! I live just blocks from there and my 11 yr old daughter walk
    to school every morning right close to there… Now i knowam definitely gunna keep my eyes open and praythat they catch this monster/guy, I mean it is the AV and I know
    Of people that would love to get their hands on a sicko like that… Put child my heart goes out to her, and my prayers for her and her family that justice is served one way or another… I’m going to hug my kids
    just a Lil bit tighter tighter tonight….and thank God that they are safe…

  25. Georgine
    January 6, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    My number 1 rule, kids are never to go to the restroom alone. My kids thought I was crazy. This is exactly why not to let your kids out of your sight. So sorry this happened to this little girl. Not blaming the parents. People just seem to get to comfortable .

  26. Donald
    January 6, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Absolutely amazing. I hope they catch him before someone else is hurt.

  27. sjgranai
    January 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    And my children used to think I was crazy when they would take longer than 5minutes in the bathroom. I know they read this page…..and one has a child of her own now. So…whi is crazy? huh?

  28. adrian doner
    January 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    this is horrible. but id never let my child (or grandchild .. boy or girl) go into a restroom alone!!!!!!

    • brenda
      January 6, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      There are predators everywhere. This is crime of opportunity and could just have easily occurred in Brentwood .

      • brenda
        January 6, 2014 at 6:08 pm

        It posted my comment on the wrong one. My comment is to the lady glad she moved from Av.

  29. conserned mother
    January 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Very sad but a lot of times is parents negligence why would you let your little girl go to the bathroom by herself?? Im not trying to attack the parents but unfortunately in the world we are in we cannot take our eyes off our kids let alone our little girls. I beg parents to pay more attention to their kids unfortunate things can happen in seconds

    Hope they find this disturbed man

    • A REAL Mother
      January 6, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Oh come on! Sitting at a Dennys eating lunch and your 10 year old gets up to use the bathroom thats probably 40ft away as Ive never seen a large Dennys or one that wasnt just a large square room and you’re a bad parent now if you let your child go???
      Gimme a freaking break she wasn’t 5. You ARE trying to attack the parents and saying a lot of times its parents negligence??
      Way to blame the victims! Bravo. You are what’s wrong with this world. The only person at fault in THIS case and EVERY case against a CHILD is the PERVERT who did it!

      • Pmd Mom
        January 6, 2014 at 7:15 pm

        I totally agree. 10 years old is plenty old enough to use a public restroom within eye shot of the parents. This guy is a predator, and a pig. This is NOT the parent’s fault.

        • a great grandma.....literally great
          January 6, 2014 at 7:28 pm

          If you had your eye on your child you should have been aware of a guy going in the women’s bathroom…….

          • Jesse Barrios
            January 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

            That’s a pretty presumptuous statement. How do you know the layout of that particular Denny’s. How do you know the parents had a direct view of the bathroom? Get real lady, this is a crime of opportunity. It could have happened anywhere at anytime to anyone. Unless you plan on shadowing your child at all times of their life until they’re 18 (which is also wrong, and like it’s even possible) then perhaps you shouldn’t blame the victims. It’s never their fault. To say otherwise is asinine.

          • chan
            January 6, 2014 at 9:13 pm

            Actually no. Because bathrooms are usually in some kind of hallway away from tables, so people dont smell it while theyre eating. And bathrooms are almost alwats right next to each other

          • gregory
            January 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm

            TO: a great grandma…literally great. This means you would have been able to see around vestibule walls? If moms eyes were focused on bathroom area, the vestibule(space between doors) may have been blocked from view, possible hiding the perpetrator! Building codes require restroom privacy and the entry is designed for that. The fact it was in a restaurant, I suspect the guy to be not all there.

          • Rebecca
            January 6, 2014 at 11:04 pm

            this Dennys has an L shaped dinner area the only way they could have seen who was coming and going out of the bathrooms is if theywere seated in one of thefour tables back by the reatroom

    • gregory
      January 6, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Change restaurant bathroom to this: What is your protective role for your children on your home computer? on your young children’s or teens cell phone/ computer? Are you watching out for sexting, bullying comments, porn sites? Probably not, and for sure not all the time. You may be in the ‘parents negligence’ section too! Best, young children always to go in pairs or a responsible high school student/ adult supervises
      while the young children use the restrooms.

    • Joc
      January 7, 2014 at 12:28 am

      parent negligence??? The parents didnt ask for this to happen!

  30. get him
    January 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I wonder why no one stopped him. I mean if I walked in on that, I would have jumped on him and screamed for help. He wouldnt have gotten away. People have to stop these things. I live out here and I’ll be looking for him, that isn’t far away, right down the street.

  31. federico gamboa
    January 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm


  32. Concerned Citizen
    January 6, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I really hope the PARENTS find him first. Creeps like these never get the punishment they deserve from the authority. Time to people the people in charge of the pedophiles.

    • Roger S
      January 7, 2014 at 6:45 am

      I AGREE 100%

  33. Sue
    January 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    The creep better hope the police find him before some dad finds him!!!! There’s a lot of desert out there ….

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