Chicago girl speaks out after being sexually assaulted on her way home from school: 'I didn't know what to do'

Chicago police are searching for a man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a little girl on Chicago's South Side Thursday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m., an 11-year-old girl was walking home from school when man came up behind her, put his hand on her mouth and pulled her into an alley in the 6200 block of South Indiana Avenue, according to officials. 

"I was just so scared I didn’t know what to do", the girl said. "I was pushing my hands down when he was pulling up to get my shirt off. I was telling him no, stop, kicking at him, hitting him, everything."

The victim tells FOX 32 that she was dragged and stripped in an alley near her home. She said a man groped her from behind and began taking off his belt but then his phone rang. 

"It was a girl, she said hello. So I kicked him in the face, got up and ran home," the victim said. 

Chicago police are looking for a Black man around 45 to 60 years old and about 5'8 - 5'10. The offender has a thin build, graying hair, a mustache or goatee. He was wearing a black shirt with the right sleeve ripped, black jeans with a silver belt buckle and black work boots. 

The victim’s mother was outraged. 

"I feel like crap. I feel like it was my fault because I normally pick her up from school, but yesterday I didn’t pick her up", the mother said.


Police released a sketch of the suspect wanted in the attack Saturday.

Police sketch the man wanted in the Oct. 6 attack | CPD

Anyone with information about the attack or the offender is asked to contact the Special Victims Unit at (312) 492-3810.