PALMDALE – The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended the $10,000 reward for help in finding the man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a Palmdale Denny’s bathroom on New Year’s Day.
The alleged assault took place around 4:30 p.m., January 1, at the Denny’s restaurant in the 37000 block of 47th Street East in Palmdale.
According to sheriff’s detectives, a man entered the women’s restroom and attacked and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl as she exited one of the stalls. The attacker fled when another person entered the restroom, detectives said.
The suspect is believed to be a local panhandler known as “Shrink,” who was captured on surveillance cameras from the restaurant.
He is described as white male with blond hair, probably 18 to 20 years old, around 5 feet and 8 inches tall, and weighing approximately 150 pounds. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing an orange shirt and dark colored shorts.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective Eliott Uribe of the Sheriff Department’s Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273.
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