A Riverside man was arrested Friday after he allegedly jumped an elementary school fence, entered a bathroom and attempted to sexually assault a child, Riverside police said in a statement.
The incident happened on Friday afternoon, when police say a campus supervisor at McAuliffe Elementary School in Riverside saw a man come out of the girls’ bathroom and heard a girl crying at inside.
The man fled but the campus supervisor followed him and provided a description of his vehicle and license plate to the police.
Logan Nighswonger, 32, a registered sex offender, was arrested on suspicion of attempted sex acts with a child under 10 and being a registered sex offender on school grounds.
The Press-Enterprise reported that Nighswonger was previously arrested in 2015 on suspicion of exposing himself to students at Mark Twain Elementary School in Riverside, according to a Riverside police press release at the time.
In 2016, he was found guilty of annoying/molesting a child under the age of 18, according to court records.
It was unclear whether Nighswonger had obtained a lawyer.
“Children should never go through a situation like this and it saddens me deeply that this incident happened,” the Alvord Unified School District superintendent said. Allan Mucerino said in a statement.
Nighswonger is being held without bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.
Los Angeles Times