4500 block of 34th Street: At about 5:45 pm officers responded to the home of a 12 year old child who was the victim of a 4th degree sexual assault this morning on her way to school. The officers interviewed both the victim and her mother and learned that the child was walking to school at about 7:30 when she was approached by an adult male. The man grabbed the girl’s buttocks, smiled at her and walked away. The girl did not notify school officials during the school day. She told the officers that she would be able to identify the man if she saw him again. A follow up investigation will be conducted including checks of the sex offender registry for possible suspects. Officials at Thomas Stone Elementary are being notified and there will be additional uniformed police presence in the area during school hours.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 30’s, about 5’8” tall, 150lbs, with brown eyes and short black hair. He was wearing glasses and dark blue sweat pants with white stripes on the side.