CHICAGO (WLS) --Police are searching for the man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in a gangway in Chicago's Park Manor neighborhood.
Police said the girl was walking in an alley in the 7100-block of South Martin Luther King Drive around 11:30 a.m. Thursday when she was approached by a man riding an adult-size mountain bike and was attacked.
Employees at a nearby restaurant said the girl came running inside after the attack, asking for help. They called police and her parents.
"She was real shaken up - very badly. She was," said Jennifer McKay, the manager of King Fish.
"It was really bad. Sad, for young girls like that - 12 or 13 years old - can't walk the streets. School is starting too next week. It's going to be really bad," said Earl McKay, owner of King Fish.
The girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital for treatment.
The offender is described as an African American man between 20 and 40 years old, with short dread locks and tattoos on his neck and forearms. He was wearing a blue baseball cap with the letter "A" on it, a white t-shirt and dark jeans when the incident occurred.
Area Central detectives are investigating. No one is in custody.
Anyone with information regarding the incident or the offender should contact police at 312-747-8380.