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December 11, 2015

Man sought in indecent assault of girl, 11, in Olney

The Philadelphia Police Department's Special Victims Unit is asking for the public's help after a man reportedly indecently assaulted an 11-year-old girl on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

According to police, an 11-year-old girl said that she was walking home from school at around 4 p.m. that day in the 200 block of Widener St. in the city's Olney neighborhood when she was approached by a man who faced her, reached out at her and indecently assaulted her. 

While the police provided no further details on the incident, law enforcement officials said that the girl ran home after the incident and immediately notified police. 

Police said that officers responded, but after surveying the area, they could not find the man. 

Police said the wanted individual is a black male in his 20s who stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a thin build, a medium brown complexion, a mustache and a very small amount of hair on his chin.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing all black clothing and a black knit cap, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Philadelphia police at (215) 686-8477 or text a tip to 773847. 

Also, tips can be sent anonymously to police here.