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Man Kidnapped 2 Girls, Assaulted 1, Police Say

June 06, 2004|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Police on Saturday were searching for a man who allegedly abducted two young girls, sexually assaulting one, before releasing them.

The girls, ages 8 and 10, told officers they were kidnapped about 2:45 p.m. Friday in front of Wilshire Crest Elementary School on Olympic Boulevard.

"The suspect approached the girls and asked them if they would help him find his missing dog," according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. After the girls got into the man's car, he had them drink something that made them sleepy, , police said.

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