Man arrested for attempted assault on child at school

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

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