Community on alert after sex assault report

March 13, 2008 5:39:43 AM PDT
Residents in Chicago's Little Village community are told to be alert after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted while walking to school. The girl told police a man stopped her at about 8:30 Tuesday morning in the 3700 block of West 24th Street. She says the man fondled her through her clothes.

The girl was able to escape and run to her school for help. Police have released a sketch of a suspect based on the child's description.

He is between 30 and 40 years old, about 5' 6" inches tall, weighing between 130 and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information should call Chicago police.