The story of the day is, sadly, this distressing one.
A six year old girl was trying to help her two year old sister to the bathroom during a family picnic at a park in Guildford, in Sydney's west, when a man followed the girls into the public toilet block and sexually assaulted them, police say.
As reported in The Sydney Morning Herald online, detectives from the Child Abuse Squad are scouring footage from CCTV cameras at businesses and homes surrounding Campbell Hill Pioneer Reserve to try to identify the predator who attacked the sisters about 1.30pm on Thursday.
|Guildford attack. Screen shot from 'Today', by Josie's Juice|
The girls have been examined at Westmead Children's Hospital and are receiving counselling, while the older sister has been interviewed by police.
He is described a being of Middle Eastern or Mediterranean appearance, with black hair. He’s reportedly around 165cm tall (or 5ft 4″) and aged in his 30s.
Have you had a conversation about this kind of attack with your children?
It has prompted me to speak to my daughter about this, in language she can understand.