A Michigan man was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of urinating on a 5-year-old black girl and calling her a racial slur, the Associated Press reports.
The girl was playing hide-and-go-seek with her friends in an alley near their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the time, when a man, identified as David Allen Dean, 60, snuck up behind her. Her two friends, a 5-year-old and two 7-year-olds, witnessed what happened, police said.
Soaking wet and scared, the young girl returned home with the other kids after the suspect fled, according to one of the children’s mother, Katrena Rapier. The other kids explained to her that a man snuck up behind the girl, peed on her head, and called her “stupid N-word.”
“Her hair smelled like nothing but urine and it was like soaked, her whole shirt front to back was soaked,” the mother said.
Police said they canvassed the neighborhood and located the suspect, who was taken into custody after he arrived at his home. Dean, a convicted sex offender, was being held at the Kent County jail and scheduled for arraignment in court on Thursday.
While the Grand Rapids Police Department said there were no injuries reported, authorities have reached out to the victim and witnesses to provide counseling.
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