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Police: This Man Sexually Assaulted 12-Year Old in Elsmere Park

A 12-year old girl was sexually assaulted in a local park, and now police are looking for the man who did it.

Elsmere Police released a sketch of a man that they believed lured the girl into a wooded area near Woodside Park on Wednesday afternoon at around 2:20. He allegedly claimed to be affiliated with the police department and threatened to arrest her if she did not cooperate, police said in a news release.

Following the alleged assault, the man was last seen walking north on Lytle Avenue towards the railroad track.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 5'9" and 6'0" tall, chubby with a beer belly, and curly orange hair and beard. He has a light complexion and "unclean crooked teeth", police said.

He also had a full sleeve tattoo on both arms and was seen wearing tan khaki shorts, a black tank top with a Batman logo, a navy blue ball cap, and rounded wire frame glasses. The suspect was pulling a medium-size black suitcase with wheels.

If you have any information, contact Elsmere Police at 859.342.7344 or Crime Stoppers at 513.352.3040.

-Staff report

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