Chicago police are searching for a person who they are saying attacked and sexually abused an 11-year-old lady final week as she walked dwelling from college.
The assault occurred round 3:30 p.m. Thursday within the Washington Park neighborhood, police mentioned in a press release.
The attacker, described as a person between 45 and 60 years outdated, grabbed the lady from behind, put his hand over her mouth and pulled her into an alley and sexually abused her, police mentioned,
The lady was in a position to break away and run away, in response to police. The suspect is needed for kidnapping and aggravated sexual abuse, police mentioned.
Neighborhood activists have supplied $4,000 for data resulting in an arrest.
The assault concerned a scholar at Dulles Elementary College, a Ok-8 campus. The varsity’s principal mentioned in a letter to folks that the crime concerned a member of its college group however for privateness causes couldn’t disclose extra particulars.
“We additionally need to emphasize once more that we take all security issues very severely,” the letter learn, including that the college was working with the college district safety workplace in addition to Chicago police on further security measures.
The varsity additionally issued an alert on social media and informed dad and mom to select up their youngsters in school doorways, and for college students to stroll in teams and to remain off their telephones and concentrate on their environment.
By Monday there had been no arrests, Chicago police mentioned, and detectives continued to analyze.