PD: Man breaks into Mesa home, sexually assaults child

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jan 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-14 00:26:45-05

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a child in Mesa.

According to a police spokesperson, on Jan. 9 a man entered a home near Broadway Road and Mesa Drive while the residents were sleeping.

While inside the home, the suspect allegedly had inappropriate relations with a young child.

A witness described the man as being Hispanic, between 18 and 30 years old, short build and short, dark hair. He was last seen wearing a T-shirt and shorts.

Parents in a  nearby park on Friday night said they would be on the lookout for the man.

"If I do see him around here, I'll have the good sense to call police," Jim Willey said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Mesa Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.