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Police: Girl, 4, abducted in Delaware was sexually assaulted

PIKE CREEK, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a 4-year-old girl who was kidnapped while playing outside was sexually assaulted.

New Castle County police Chief Col. Vaugh Bond Jr. said at a news conference Friday that a passer-by found the child near a park about two hours after she was abducted Thursday.

Bond says the girl was taken to a hospital, where medical personnel determined she had been sexually assaulted.

The child was treated and released to her family.

Bond says the girl was outside with other children about 7 p.m. Thursday in the town of Pike Creek when a man in a dark-colored, four-door sedan with tinted windows approached her. Investigators say the man took the child into his car and drove away.

Police are looking for a white or Latino man.

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