- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

PIKE CREEK, Del. (AP) - The Latest on the abduction of a 4-year-old girl in Delaware (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

Police in Delaware say a 4-year-old who was kidnapped while playing outside was sexually assaulted.

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

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

The child was treated and released to her family.

Police are looking for a white or Latino man driving a dark, 4-door sedan.

7 a.m.

New Castle County Police say they are searching for a suspect in the abduction of a 4-year-old who was found hours later.

News outlets report police said in a press release that they are looking for a man suspected of abducting the child on Thursday near Pike Creek. Authorities say the girl was found almost two hours later near Newport.

New Castle Police spokesman Officer J.P. Piser says witnesses in the area saw the girl playing outside when she was approached by a man driving a dark-colored sedan. The man took the girl and fled.

Piser says officers were searching the area when a bystander found the child near Newport.

Officials say they’re still investigating.

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