A 27-year-old man is in jail for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl on Friday.
Investigators said Demetrius Littlejohn approached the girl from behind just after noon Friday near 7th and H Streets in Northeast Washington then sexually assaulted her.
The Washington Post reported the girl is just 9 years old and witness intervened to stop the assault.
Littlejohn is being charged with second degree child abuse. Police say he is not connected to other assaults reported this week.