A group of Girl Scouts fills out an order form while selling Girl Scout cookies Feb. 23, 2007, in Dallas. A Girl Scout was assaulted Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, as she sold cookies outside a Redding, California, Walmart, police said.
Photo: AP Photo/Matt Slocum
Photo: AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Girl Scout selling cookies assaulted by man outside California Walmart

Redding police officials said the girls and their parents were selling cookies just before 1 p.m. when the alleged victim was approached by a man. 

“After a very brief interaction, the male inappropriately touched the juvenile female,” a police department news release said. “The male quickly walked off after the incident.”

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Investigators described the man as a Hispanic male between 50 and 60 years old, with a medium build and gray hair and beard. He was wearing a black and gray jacket and jeans.

Redding police officers and California Highway Patrol officers searched for the man but were not able to locate him. 

The investigation into the incident continues, the news release said.  

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