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Police Release Photos Of Man Suspected Of Stabbing, Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old In Morgan Park

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Police have released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stabbing and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Morgan Park.

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Credit: Chicago Police Department

According to Chicago police, a 15-year-old girl was approached by an offender on Sunday in the area of 116th Street and Halsted Street. The offender brought the victim to a secluded wooded area in the 10800 block of south Bishop Street.

"The victim was grabbed from behind, pushed to the ground and sexually assaulted," Police stated in a press release. "The offender then stabbed victim about the body with a fixed blade kitchen knife."

Officials said the offender fled when the teen defended herself with a tree branch.

The victim was transported to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

The offender was last seen wearing a black "Jordan" zip-up sweatshirt, blue jeans and Nike gym shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area South detectives at 312-747-8271.

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