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Man arrested in sexual assault of 7-year-old

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

March 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Redlands Police arrested Phillip Michael Berryhill, 22, for sexually assaulting and molesting a 7-year-old Redlands girl.Police say Berryhill is an acquaintance of the girl's family.

Police responded about 4:30 a.m. Sunday to a report that a girl had been sexually assaulted in her Redlands home.

The girl was taken to a local medical facility for treatment.

Berryhill had fled the Redlands home before officers arrived.

Late that afternoon, Berryhill was tracked to a family member's home on the 12400 block of 14th Street in Yucaipa, where he was found hiding in a bathroom.

Officers arrested Berryhill on a parole violation and later charged him with several assault charges, including forcible child molestation.