Public’s assistance needed

On 4-2-12, at approximately 8:20 a.m., the 14-year-old victim was walking to school. As she walked northbound onto 42nd Av S. from S. Graham St she observed a maroon van pass her headed southbound. The victim then heard the vehicle turn around and a male ask if he could ask her a question. The suspect then made several comments of a sexual nature to the victim.

The victim ran to school and kept yelling “no”. Once at the school, the victim called her mother and her mother called for a police response.

The suspect is described as an East African male in his early 20s, with a thick beard.

The vehicle is described as a maroon mini-van (possibly Dodge) with a black bumper and 235 in the beginning of the plate.

An area check was made for the vehicle but nothing was located.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this described suspect or vehicle is asked to call 911.