Austin police arrest man accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old at Walmart


Austin Police Department: Seth Davidson Hilliker

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl at a south Austin Walmart in May, according to an Austin Police Department release.

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Police say Seth Davidson Hilliker, 49, was arrested on Thursday, June 3 by members of APD’s Child Abuse Unit and the department’s Tac-Intel Unit. Police previously said the man “forcibly touched the child in a sexual manner” at the Walmart in Southpark Meadows on May 15 and then took off.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s sex offender database, Hilliker is a registered sex offender, stemming from a 2008 case.

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If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual violence, you can seek support from APD Victim Services by calling (512) 974-5037.

APD says sexual abuse cases involving a stranger attack are uncommon and those that involve a child being targeted are extremely rare. Additionally, APD thanks the community for helping make this arrest.

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Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call the APD Child Abuse tip line at (512) 974-6880, Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or use the Crime Stoppers App. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD.

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