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Capitol Police investigating link with DC attempted abduction and Science Museum sexual assault

Posted at 6:02 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 23:25:32-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Capitol Police are investigating a possible connection between an attempted child abduction outside the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. and a girl being sexually assaulted at Science Museum of Virginia in February.

Capitol Police tells CBS 6 they are comparing notes with the U.S. Park Police, who are investigating the D.C attempted abduction.

Tuesday, Park Police released two video clips of a person of interest in that alleged crime, which happened on March 3.

The alleged Science Museum sexual assault happened at 4:50 p.m. on Valentine's Day, February 14, according to Capitol Police.

Monday March 14, police released more photos and information about the man accused of touching a nine-year-old girl at the Science Museum of Virginia.

"Capitol Police responded to a call at the Science Museum of Virginia, in which a nine-year-old girl was allegedly touched inappropriately by a stranger," a Richmond Crime Stoppers spokesman said. "Witnesses indicate that he is approximately 5’8-5’10, 160 pounds, with olive complexion, between 20 and 30 years of age."

Anyone with any information on the man in the Science Museum photos was asked to call Sgt. Tony Gulotta at 804-786-2505 or 804-786-2120. Anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.