(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In a highly disturbing criminal case, the police in California are searching for a male who invaded a home in a presumably safe neighborhood in Los Angeles County, broke into a 12-year-old girl’s bedroom, and assaulted her for five hours.
The attack on the young child occurred in Culver City, a town of 40,000 people, with a Fox News report stressing that the targeted home occurred in what is considered a typically low-crime neighborhood.
The police were alerted to the incident around 7:46 a.m. on December 2.
Upon arrival, they discovered that the suspect had entered the family’s residence, located west of Los Angeles, between 2 and 3 a.m.
The perpetrator allegedly assaulted the girl multiple times before departing on foot around 7 a.m.
“The door was left unlocked, and we believe that it was the middle of the night, and he must’ve snuck in,” the victim’s father, Barry, shared with KTLA.
He indicated that the intruder likely entered through the balcony, which leads to the grandparents’ bedroom.
The victim’s mother, Alexis, recounted her daughter’s alarming revelation that morning.
“‘Mom, I need to call the police,’” her daughter told her.
Alexis relayed to KTLA that the attacker deceived the girl.
“He told her that there was a shooter at her window,” Alexis told KTLA.
Reflecting on the incident, Alexis emphasized the importance of community vigilance and communication.
“The safe neighborhoods apparently aren’t that safe either. So, get together, talk to your kids, have that communication and know your neighbors and know your neighborhood because we think we were watched,” the girl’s mother said.
In response to the attack, Culver City police conducted an extensive search for witnesses, evidence, and video footage of the suspect.
“We want to assure the Culver City community that your safety and well-being is our top priority. Culver City Police investigators are utilizing all available resources and are working tirelessly to identify and locate the suspect involved in this crime,” the police said in a Wednesday statement.
Authorities released a photo of the suspect, describing him as a White or Hispanic male of average height and build. They are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying and locating him.