police squad car Suspect Sighting A Hoax

The search for the man who sexually assaulted a 6 year-old girl will continue even though a follow-up sighting was a hoax.

The girl reported that a man knocked on her door in Coon Rapids on Tuesday, claiming to be a survey worker, and sexually assaulted her. Then on Wednesday a witness reported seeing the same man peering in the girl’s window. That report set off an extensive search lasting into Wednesday night, involving a helicopter, dogs and numerous law enforcement personnel. But yesterday the witness admitted making up his story. Now he faces a charge of filing a false report. Authorities say they still believe the initial report of a sexual assault and the search for the suspect continues.


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