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Miami Beach police looking for child molester

From Miami Beach Police Department

Miami Beach police are looking for a man who molested a child in a portable bathroom on Sunday.

Cops put out a flier to help find the man, who is described as white Hispanic male between 25-35 years old who is between five-four and five-six with shaggy light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a gray or off-white short-sleeve shirt with the number “3” on the back, possibly a soccer jersey.

On Sunday, police say the suspect lured a 7-year-old girl into a portable bathroom just off the sand in North Beach. She had been walking with her family around North Shore Open Space Park.

The girl’s father noticed she was missing from the group, and when he started looking, he saw her walk out of the bushes near a construction site holding the suspect’s hand.

When confronted, the suspect ran. The girl told authorities the man had held her a knifepoint and touched her inappropriately.

Police are also asking anyone who took photos in that area Sunday to send them in to help with their investigation. Email them to anonymoustips@miamibeachfl.gov.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Joey Flechas: 305-376-3602, @joeflech

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