Police in St. Clair Shores are looking for a man accused of trying to abduct and sexually assault a 16-year-old girl as she walked to school Monday morning.
According to police, around 6:47 a.m. officers were gathering information on an auto larceny in the area of 10 Mile and Little Mack when they were approached by the high school student who said she had just escaped a kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct incident.
The teen told police she was walking in the 25000 block of Cubberness when a man drove up and asked for directions from a dark colored 4-door Dodge Ram with chrome wheels and side steps.
“The suspect exited and grabbed the victim by the back of her neck pushing her into the driver’s side of the pickup truck,” police said in a statement Monday. “The suspect drove away and began to forcibly sexually assault the victim. The victim fought back and exited the vehicle and ran.”
The victim was not physically injured, police said.
Police notified the local school districts. Lakeview Public Schools sent an alert to parents and staff Monday regarding the incident.
Police continue to investigate.
The suspect is described as a clean shaven African-American man in his 20s, 5-foot-3 and 140 pounds, police said. He has short dreadlocks or braids and was wearing a dark hoodie and dark sweatpants.
Anyone with information is asked to call dispatch at (586) 777-6700.