Aberdeen police are searching for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a female Aberdeen area elementary school student who was waiting alone at a bus stop Friday morning.
Police said the unidentified man approached the girl at approximately 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of Post and Wood Road in Aberdeen. The student was waiting alone at a bus stop when the man came up from behind her and grabbed her buttocks area before fleeing on foot.
Officers from the Aberdeen Police Department responded to the scene and continued to surveil the area during the remainder of the morning, but were unable to apprehend the suspect.
The suspect has been described as a pale-skinned, white male with balding, brown hair. He is estimated to be between 25 and 30 years old, 6-feet, 2-inches tall, and 300 pounds.
“Patrol has been increased in the community since [the incident],” according to Det. Will Reiber of the Aberdeen Police Department, but police are “encouraging the notification of law enforcement…of any suspicious individuals” noticed by those in the neighborhood.
While the assault occurred in a location that was “visible to the community,” Reiber also “recommends that parents be extra vigilant” of their children for the remainder of the school year. Appropriate precautions may include walking younger children to school or their designated bus stop.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Reiber by phone at 410-272-2121, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.