Police are investigating a report of the attempted abduction and sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl after a man pulled her from her bus stop and into a Bridgeport church.
Police said they received a report of a possible abduction between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 30 and the 9-year-old girl said she was waiting for her school bus at the corner of Logan Street and Stratford Avenue when a man approached her and tried to pull her into the back of Pentecostal Church of Prayer & Deliverance on Stratford Avenue.
When the man could not pull the girl, he picked her up, and carried her to the back of the church and into an empty stairwell, where he tried to lift her dress and touch her, according to police.
The girl stepped on the man’s foot, yelled and was able to run away, police said.
As the man walked away, he covered his head with a black hooded sweatshirt that he was wearing.
He was described as skinny and 5-feet-10 to 6-foot-1. In addition to the sweatshirt, he was wearing sneakers with red and white soles.
He has dreadlocks with blondish tips that went to his mid-waist, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Bridgeport Police Department’s Detective.