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Sketch of suspect released in sexual assault of 14-year-old Detroit girl

Posted: 11:45 AM, Nov 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-30 16:45:18Z

Detroit police have released a sketch of a suspect wanted in the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl earlier this week.

According to police, the teen was walking in the area of Whittier and Duchess on the city's east side around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when the suspect approached her with a knife and forced her to a nearby alley before sexually assaulting her.

The suspect then fled from the alley toward Morang and then from there unknown.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5-feet-9, 200-225 pounds with short braids, a full beard and wearing a black hoodie, black pants and black Air Force One shoes.

If anyone recognizes him, they are asked to call police at 313-496-1950 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.