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Police warn of man who sexually assaulted 15-year-old girl in West Rogers Park

15-year-old girl sexually assaulted in West Rogers Park
15-year-old girl sexually assaulted in West Rogers Park 00:22

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago police warned of a sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in West Rogers Park last week.

The girl was in Green Briar Park in the 2600 block of West Peterson Avenue between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, when she was approached by the offender, police said. The man pulled the girl into a gray portable toilet stall and sexually assaulted her, police said in an alert.

In an attempt to avoid suspicion, the offender portrayed himself as the girl's father, police said. The girl eventually escaped from the offender.

Police described the offender as a man wearing purple Crocs, a white shirt, and shorts.

Police said residents should:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Pay special attention to suspicious people loitering in the area and report them to the police.  
  • If confronted by an offender, remain calm. 
  • Remember any unique descriptive characteristics of offenders (Scars, limp, acne, teeth etc.) 
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to police. 
  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender. 
  • Walk in pairs  

Anyone with information should call Area Three detectives at (312) 744-8261.

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