Police seek tips after girl, 6, lured from playground and sexually assaulted

Detectives seeking tips from public after stranger coaxed girl away from Sexsmith Elementary in Vancouver


Vancouver police say a six-year-old girl was lured from a school playground, like this one, before being sexually assaulted on Dec. 5. Investigators are appealing to the public for tips. (Shutterstock)

Police are looking for tips after a six-year-old girl was allegedly lured from her school and sexually assaulted in South Vancouver last week.

Investigators said a stranger coaxed the girl away from the playground at Sexsmith Elementary School on Columbia Street and West 59 Avenue on Dec. 5.

A statement said he took the girl to a nearby location, sexually assaulted her and then walked her back to school.