Nov 2, 2011 11:07 PM by John Romero

Police release sketch of sex assault suspect

An all out manhunt is on in a Colorado Springs neighborhood after a 12 year old girl was brutally raped last Tuesday. "It was a pretty violent sexual assault. She was also physically assaulted." explains Barbara Miller with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

It happened as she was walking to the bus stop on the 300 block of Brookside on the city's west side. The suspect came from behind a tree and grabbed her. She struggled to free herself, but was overpowered and then assaulted both physically and sexually. "This little girl was preyed upon while waiting for a school bus." says Miller, "That's pretty scary. This little girl could be your daughter or mine. "

Police released a sketch of the suspect Wednesday afternoon. He's described as a white man, 20 to 28 years old. He stand's around 5 feet 6 inches with short brown hair. He was wearing a grey hoody underneath a forest green, puffy jacket. He was also wearing a gold necklace that hung around hung him at mid chest. Police are frantically searching for the man to bring some closure to the small victim's life. "We're just asking that they (witnesses) please come forward and share this, so that this little girl can rest, known that he's caught." says Miller.

If you have any information about this assault you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 634-stop, or text the CSPD Tip Line at TIP-411, that's 847-411.



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