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Lancaster authorities release sketch of suspected child predator

Authorities released this composite sketch of a suspect they said tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car near Avenue K and Challenger Way in Lancaster on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

August 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities in Lancaster are asking for the public's help in identifying a predator who tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car Thursday.

Investigators have released a composite sketch of the suspect.

According to authorities, the young girl was walking home from New Vista Elementary School near Avenue K and Challenger Way when she was approached by the suspect in his car.

The suspect attempted to entice the child into the vehicle several times but she continued walking eastbound on Avenue K. A passing motorist observed the interaction, drove the victim home and notified law enforcement.

The predator was described as a Hispanic male between 30 to 50 years old with a thin build and mustache. He was last seen driving a white compact vehicle.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff's Station Detective Melissa Sullivan at (661) 940-3857.