FBI Investigates Sexual Assault Incident at Arlington National Cemetery

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• June 1, 2017 10:59 am


The FBI is currently investigating an incident where a man allegedly made "illicit sexual contact with a minor female" on Memorial Day at the Arlington National Cemetery.

"The bureau is seeking information about the unidentified individual — who the FBI described as a Hispanic male believed to be between 50 and 60 years old — in connection with an incident that occurred in the crowd during the wreath laying ceremony," KTLA News reported.

The unnamed adult male allegedly "repeatedly inappropriately touched" the young girl while standing in the crowd at the ceremony.

The FBI said that the alleged incident took place around 11 AM ET and the man they are seeking had "short, spikey, grey and black hair," and wore a short-sleeved shirt and dark blue shorts at the time of the incident.

President Donald Trump attended the wreath laying ceremony on Monday to honor all the U.S. service members who had made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. He was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

The FBI urged that anyone who has information pertaining to the investigation should contact the FBI’s Washington field office at 202-278-2000 or by submitting a tip on the FBI’s website.