Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding a man they believe sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in a wooded area near Manatee Creek in Martin County.
The Martin County Sheriff’s office reported the girl was lured into the woods when a man in his 20s asked her to help him look for his lost dog, according to information released this morning. Once in the woods, the man sexually assaulted the girl, according to the press release.
The attack happened about 5 p.m. in a wooded area near Manatee Creek community which is near Cove Road and Dixie Highway.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s with short “dirty blond” hair. He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt and had a brace or cast on one of his hands.
If you have any information, you are asked to call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office at 220-7170.