Family, neighbors search for man accused of rape

Highland Park — Family members, neighbors and community activists have banded together to find a man suspected of raping an 11-year-old girl on her way to school near Detroit.

WXYZ-TV and WWJ-AM report that people passed out fliers to shoppers and merchants Friday in the enclave of Highland Park. They seek information leading to the arrest of a man that police say abducted and raped the girl Dec. 10 in a vacant home.

The girl’s grandmother, Constance Posey-Smith, says the man should know that “we’re going to be out here day and night, and you’re going to be caught.”

Activist and organizer Malik Shabazz says people can’t rely solely on law enforcement officials and adds “everyone should be outraged.”

More neighborhood canvassing is planned this weekend.

Local, state and federal agencies are investigating.