Eleven-year-old girl attacked by man with mental issues at Detroit Public Library

(WXYZ) - An 11-year-old girl was physically assaulted in a Detroit library branch by man with mental issues Thursday.

This wasn't the first attack. In early April the same man verbally attacked the young girl. But a library guard was forced to release the suspect when the library closed -- after waiting an hour for police.

Thursday, the same suspect who made the lewd comments, physically assaulted the little girl. This time police arrived within minutes and took him into custody.

Officers say the man has mental issues and he was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police tell Action News the man will be charged with making lewd comments to a minor and assault.

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