Mother of 7-Year-Old Sex Assault Victim: "We're Moving"

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    News4's Shomari Stone again spoke with the mother of a 7-year-old sex assault victim, who said her daughter flinches when touched. She said she is moving her family away from the apartment complex that was the site of the assault. (Published Tuesday, July 2, 2013)

    The mother of a 7-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted behind an apartment complex told News4 she and her daughter will be moving at the end of the month.

    The girl was riding a bike with her friends around 3 p.m. June 22 at the Woods of Marlton apartment complex on Heathermore Boulevard in Upper Marlboro, Md., when she wandered away from the group.

    Sketch of Suspect in 7-Year-Old's Sex Assault Released

    [DC] Sketch of Suspect in 7-Year-Old's Sex Assault Released
    Prince George's County Police released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with the June 22 sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl. (Published Tuesday, July 2, 2013)

    Officials said a man then abducted her at gunpoint, took her behind a row of apartments in the complex and sexually assaulted her. He then ran from the scene.

    "Burn in hell for hurting our whole community and a whole family for a sick gratification," the girl's mother said she would tell her daughter's attacker. "Burn in hell."

    She and daughter have been undergoing counseling, and she told News4's Shomari Stone Tuesday, and she is planning on moving at the end of the month. The memories at their Upper Marlboro apartment complex are just too painful.

    "It hurts," she said, holding back tears.

    The suspect is described as a white man with an average build, and at the time of the incident, he had short cropped hair with a receding hairline. He also had a goatee-style salt-and-pepper beard, as well as a piercing in his tongue described as a round ball.

    Police have spent days canvassing Upper Marlboro, handing out the sketch of the man to passersby.

    If you have any information on the man's identity, contact police at 301-772-4908. A cash reward is being offered.