Police Search For Suspects Accused Of Assaulting Young Girl - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Police Search For Suspects Accused Of Assaulting Young Girl

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Police in the city's Overbrook section are looking for two suspects who are accused of assaulting a young girl.

According to authorities, a 12-year-old girl told police she was walking home from school when she was approached around 7:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Neighbors are disgusted and want the suspects off the streets..

The Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit say two men stepped in front of the child, one touched her chest, while the second man tried to lift the girl's skirt.

"It's crazy. You have to be more protective of your kids, more aware, be more aware of strange people in the neighborhood," said resident Gwendolyn Perry.

As word of the incident spread, parents who live in the area of 5800 Malvern where the alleged incident occured vowed to be on the lookout.

"This is supposed to be a quiet area where everybody supposed to be neighborhood watch it's crazy, it's really crazy. It makes me afraid to. I feel like I want to be out here, watching kids go to school and making sure they're safe," said resident Hakeima Hintonn.

Police only have a vague description of the suspects. They are believed to be in their 20's.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Two Bodies Found In Schuylkill River After Violent Abduction

    Two Bodies Found In Schuylkill River After Violent Abduction

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:09:19 GMT
    Police are investigating a deadly abduction that ended at The Schuylkill River where two bodies were pulled from the water. A third person is being treated for stab wounds.
    Police are investigating a deadly abduction that ended at The Schuylkill River where two bodies were pulled from the water. A third person is being treated for stab wounds.
  • Police: Man kills wife, wounds self at New Jersey hospital

    Police: Man kills wife, wounds self at New Jersey hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:45:20 GMT
    Authorities say a man shot his wife and himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey.Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says both are alive and being treated.
    Authorities say a man shot his wife and himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey.Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin says both are alive and being treated.
  • Girl set to testify in Bryant School school abduction

    Girl set to testify in Bryant School school abduction

    A now 7-year-old girl abducted from her Philadelphia kindergarten and sexually assaulted could testify Wednesday in the trial of a former day care worker.
    A now 7-year-old girl abducted from her Philadelphia kindergarten and sexually assaulted could testify Wednesday in the trial of a former day care worker.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices