Authorities search for man who grabbed, fondled teen girl

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - Authorities are investigating the attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl near Flagstaff.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened Friday around 5:30 p.m. near Koch Field and Silver Saddle roads.

The girl said she had just gotten off her school bus and was walking home when a man grabbed her from behind, rubbed her buttocks and made a lewd comment to her.

The teen was able to get away and the suspect was last seen running into the forest near Old Cave's Crater Trailhead.

The suspect is described as dark skinned, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 to 170 pounds, with brown eyes and short greasy black spiked hair.

He was last seen wearing a short-sleeved shirt with sweat stains, tan shorts that went below the knees, and wearing a small black backpack.

Anyone with information about this suspect is urged to call the Coconino County Sheriff's Office at 928-774-4523


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