OAKLAND -- The police search continued Tuesday for a man who lured a 6-year-old girl off the grounds of an East Oakland elementary school Friday afternoon and sexually assaulted her in an SUV parked nearby.

As part of the investigation, police are offering a reward in the case, checking out registered sex offenders who may have ties to the area, and hope to get a sketch made of the suspect.

The frightening incident happened about 3:15 p.m. Friday. The girl was playing at Bella Vista Elementary School, 1025 East 28th St., when the man approached her and lured her off the campus.

The girl was taken to a silver SUV, possibly a Honda, that had a white interior that was parked in the 900 block of East 28th St., and was sexually assaulted inside the vehicle. She was then let go. The SUV was last seen driving westbound on East 28th Street toward Ninth Avenue.

The attacker is described as Hispanic, 20 to 25, between 5-foot-6 and 5-10 with black hair and a tattoo of a horse's face on his left calf. He was wearing a blue and black jacket and black shorts.

Police are trying to determine if the attack is related to two others in recent weeks in the Fruitvale district where 6 and 7-year-old girls were molested on school campuses by a man.


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Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $7,500 in reward money in the case. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3641 or a tip line at 510-637-0298 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.