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Man wanted after sexual assault on Phoenix girl

Posted: 7:10 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-08 05:04:23Z

The Phoenix Police Department is asking for help locating a man that reportedly forced his way into an apartment and sexually assaulted a young girl.

The incident happened Friday around 6 a.m. at the home near 7th Avenue and Indian School Road.

Police say the victim’s step-father caught the suspect in the apartment and chased him onto Indian School Road where the suspect was able to get away.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, 180-200 pounds, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark baseball cap and dark backpack. The suspect appeared to be between the ages of 30 and 50.

A composite sketch of the suspect is also featured above. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Phoenix police clarified in an update that the artist made a mistake dating the sketch. The date should read 12/07/18

Police say the suspect is possibly a transient that has been seen in the area recently. Police identified the victim as a juvenile but did not clarify further on her age.

Anyone with any information is urged to call the Phoenix Police Department.