A child molester hopped a schoolyard fence in Lancaster and fondled three little girls in a classroom before fleeing.
The man jumped a chain-link fence before Tuesday's classes at Sierra Elementary School, entered the classroom and groped the girls, all 7 years old, before fleeing, said Capt. Joe L. Gutierrez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The man fondled the girls' chests and genital areas, Gutierrez said.
The intruder ran off when a teacher's aide rounded the corner, the sheriff's captain said.
An extensive search of the neighborhood failed to find the man.
Extra sheriff's deputies and school staff patrolled the campus area on Wednesday.
Special Victims Bureau sheriff's detectives said a similar incident occurred at the school recently, Gutierrez said.