Girl Reports Attempted Sex Assault During Walk To School

Girl Reports Attempted Sex Assault During Walk To School

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PHILADELPHIA -

Police say a 16-year-old girl reported being attacked on her walk to school Tuesday morning in Kensington.

The girl told police that while she was walking on the 2700 block of Frankford Avenue she was followed by an unknown male who came up to her from behind. He grabbed her and attempted to pull her towards him.

The girl struggled, broke free and ran to a home where her relatives live nearby, authorities say.

Police described the suspect as over 6 feet tall, with a heavy build, brown eyes, a tattoo of a name on the left side of his neck and wearing gray sweatpants and a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 9-1-1.

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