A registered sex offender accused of hopping a fence into a Riverside elementary school and entering the girls bathroom remained jailed without bail Sunday.
The Riverside Police Department received a report that a man was on the grounds of McAuliffe Elementary School in the 4100 block of Golden Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Authorities said a campus supervisor observed the man come out of the restroom and heard a girl crying inside.
The supervisor followed the man as he fled by jumping several fences into the parking lot, where he got in a vehicle and drove away, police said.
However, the witness provided investigators with a vehicle description and license plate. Officers then responded to a business in Placentia, where the suspect vehicle was registered, and arrested Logan Nighswonger, 32, of Riverside.
Nighswonger was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of attempting sex acts with a child under the age of 10 and being a registered sex offender on school grounds.
“We are grateful to our law enforcement partners for their swift action in apprehending and removing this threat to our society,” Alvord Unified School District Superintendent Allan Mucerino said in a news release. “Children should never experience a situation such as this and it deeply saddens me that this incident occurred. It gives us pause and reinforces our commitment to school safety in recognition that even when we follow safety best practices and do everything in our power to secure our campuses there continues to be threats, which we will continue to work tirelessly to mitigate.”