Man followed, grabbed 9-year-old girl in New Cassel: Police

Man followed, grabbed 9-year-old girl in New Cassel: Police
A Nassau County Police Department composite of a man who is accused of following and then forcibly touching a nine-year-old girl in New Cassel last week. (Photo courtesy of Nassau County police)

Police are seeking tips about a man who allegedly followed and forcibly touched a 9-year-old girl in New Cassel last week.

The incident occurred Oct. 25 at 8:50 a.m. Police say a 9-year-old girl noticed a black/dark gray pickup truck following her as she walked north on Urban Avenue. The unidentified male subject got out of his vehicle at Park Avenue and began following her on foot toward the Park Avenue Elementary School.

The subject caught up to the victim and inappropriately grabbed her. A nearby 56-year-old female witness saw the man and yelled at him to stop. He then fled west on Park Avenue and then south on Urban Avenue on foot.

The subject is described as being in his mid-20s, with a light complexion, black hair and a medium heavy build. He is between 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, according to a police composite. Witnesses say he was wearing a yellow or light lime traffic vest.

Officials ask that anyone with information call the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.



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