Search for man who attacked 5-year-old girl in Manatee County

11:39 AM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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Bradenton, Florida -- Deputies are searching for a man who kidnapped and sexually battered a 5-year-old girl in the area near Aloha Estates Mobile Home Park.

At around 1 pm Monday, the victim was playing with another child when approached by an unknown man. The man lured the victim to a store, then to a vacant mobile home. The victim was held against her will, choked and sexually battered at that location. The victim managed to escape, ran home and told a family member about the attack.

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The attacker is described as: A black male, around 5'10, 220 lbs. - muscular build with short hair, or balding. He appears to be between 30 to 45 years of age. He was last seen wearing baggy blue jean shorts, no shirt and dark colored tennis shoes.

Detectives have obtained security video of the suspect trying to board a (MCAT) Manatee County Area Transit bus as he tried to flee the area (Scroll Down or Click here). 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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