Police investigating sexual assault of 9-year-old

May 8, 2011 3:41:09 PM PDT
Chicago police are investigating the apparent sexual assault of a child on the city's South Side.

Police say the victim is a 9-year-old girl who was attacked overnight in her family's apartment on the 2500-block of East 72nd Street.

A male attacker fled when the girl woke up according to police, who say the girl was home alone because her mother had left to go to work.