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Police: Girl, 4, found alone in street was sexually assaulted

Authorities are investigating a sexual assault involving a 4-year-old girl Sunday morning near Greenacres.

The girl was found walking about 5 a.m. out of a wooded area in the 4700 block of Weymouth Street. She appeared to have signs of trauma, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

A person attempted to speak to the girl, but the girl did not respond and continued walking to her home. The person went to the home and knocked on the door, but got no answer. Law enforcement was called to the home and met with the girl's mother.

The girl was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center, where it was determined that she had been sexually assaulted, Barbera said.

Barbera said that deputies have interviewed people and collected evidence, and the case remains an open investigation.

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