Fishing Hat Man Wanted for Bookstore Child Molestation

SAN MATEO (KRON) — Surveillance video could identify the man who lured a ten-year old girl to a secluded section of the Barnes and Noble bookstore in San Mateo last month and sexually assaulted her.

Investigators say the little girl was reading with her family inside the store on West Hillsdale Blvd on June 23rd which was a Sunday afternoon. The tape shows the man wearing a fishing hat, sunglasses and tan cargo pants leading the victim by the hand. Police say he’s in his 50’s and is about six feet tall.

Video Released by San Mateo Police


KRON 4’s Grant Lodes reports

Police say the man exposed himself to the girl and had inappropriate physical contact with her.

Witnesses say after the attack, the man got into a dirty black or gray 4-door car parked in the parking lot of the store.

If you recognize the man or know anything about the attacks, contact San Mateo Police or your local authorities.

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