Chicago Police are warning the community about a case of criminal sexual abuse that reportedly occurred at about 6:20 a.m. Friday, January 15 in the West Elsdon neighborhood (specifically, the 5200 block of South Pulaski).
A 14-year-old girl riding a CTA bus on the way to school reported that a man "made inappropriate physical contact while making unwanted advances towards her," police said. "As the victim got out of her seat to exit the bus, the offender grabbed her in an attempt to convince her to stay."
The offender is described as a Hispanic man age 20-27, 5-foot-4 and slim-to-medium build, with curly brown hair and a full beard with connected mustache, and wearing headphones, a black or gray jacket and baggy, green camouflage pants.
He was carrying a book bag.
Anyone with useful information to share about the crime should call CPD Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380 and mention case number HZ116248.
In the wake of the crime, police offered this advice:
• Always be aware of your surroundings
• Walk/ride in pairs or groups
• Dial 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity immediately
• Never pursue a fleeing assailant; instead, provide the information to the police.
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