I find the article to be likely. Also The article says she was 9 not five. Also would explain why she went to the restroom alone.
Probably attends the elementary school across the street.
We get reports like this quite often. Had a few this past school season. My Grandkids post em on my FB.
Was a couple last year I think in Kalispell and Bigfork Mt.
These creeps are everywhere.