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Girl sexually assaulted walking to school


Atlanta police are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl on her way to school.

The child was walking in the 1500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive about 9 a.m. Sept. 29 when a man grabbed her near Mozley Park in southwest Atlanta, police said.

Police said the man dragged the girl into a wooded area in the park, forced himself on her and threatened to hurt her if she screamed, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Police released a sketch of the man late Monday. The girl said the man had a small black afro, brown eyes, earrings in both ears, a mustache, tattoos on his left arm and a cut on his eyebrow. He was wearing a tan sweater with a white shirt underneath, blue jeans and white Jordan sneakers, the girl told police.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta by calling 404-577-8477, visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org or texting CSA and the tip to 274637. Tipsters do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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