TX: 14-Year-old sexually assaulted after leaving school bus

TX: 14-Year-old sexually assaulted after leaving school bus
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 9:00am

By Elyssa Lassiter

DALLAS (KDAF) -- DALLAS—You know, you should be able to walk home from school and be safe. That didn't happen Monday morning for one 14-year-old near Mountain Creek Lake.

"Growing up," said concerned parent, Andre Young, "we would just go outside and play all day. But now, it's a shame. It's not fair to the kids," he said.

A man sexually assaulted a young girl after she got off her school bus. He forced her into a black truck and held her at knife point. It happened near the 5900 block of Wisdom Creek Drive in Dallas.

"The suspect took the complainant a short distance away, and sexually assaulted the complainant at knife point," Deputy Chief Gil Garza with the Crimes Against Persons Division said in a news conference. The suspect forced the complainant out of the vehicle after the assault."

In this quiet neighborhood of schools and parks, parents are holding their kids a little closer now.

"I have a young daughter," Young added. "She's always outside playing by herself. We don't even want to let her go outside anymore. If she comes outside, we're going to be with her—with our daughter, and our son."

"Take all precautions to watch our kids coming off the buses, and getting on the buses," Garza added. "We are hopeful that this won't happen again."

Police were patrolling the neighborhood Tuesday keeping an eye out for the man. Despite all that the victim went through, she gave police a detailed description of her attacker. The teen described him as a skinny, muscular black male around 30. He had a full beard, low cut hair and about 5' 10 " tall. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans with a smear that looked like white paint. He was driving a rusty black truck with lots of trash inside.

"If the suspect is did it once, he's liable to do it again," Garza said.

Officers say that the victim is okay. What is not okay, is that this predator is still at large.

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