A 21-year-old man is in custody Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl at a park in Menifee.

The assault was reported at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at La Ladera Park at 29629 La Ladera Road, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Curt Harris.

Responding officers learned several parents witnessed the incident and chased the suspect from the park before detaining him for officers, Harris said.

The suspect, identified as Roland George Riddell, was arrested on suspicion of child molestation and performing lewd acts on a child under 14, according to online inmate records. He is being held in lieu of a $55,000 bond.

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