Attacker of 7-year-old had gun, police say

Efforts continued Monday to locate the man who sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl in the Upper Marlboro area, as police recruits searched for evidence, and officers planned to go to the area in the evening to hand out flyers.

The girl, who had been playing with friends, wandered away from them when she was accosted Saturday in the Marlton neighborhood by a man who brandished a gun, police said. The man assaulted her behind a building, then fled, police said.

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