Authorities are looking for a man pretending to be a police officer who sexually assaulted a Kearns girl.
Two 8-year-old girls were approached by the man at 1:45 p.m. Monday while walking in the 4980 block of Pieper Boulevard (4980 West), according to Detective Ken Hansen of the Unified Police Department. The man said he was a police officer and when asked by one of the girls why he wasn't wearing a uniform, he said that made it easier for him to catch "bad guys."
The man told the children he was concerned for their safety and would walk them home, Hansen said. He said that after walking a short distance, the man told one of the girls to go home.