Help police identify possible suspect in 10-year-old sex assault case

The Milwaukee Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying a possible suspect in the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl. The 10-year-old victim was sexually assaulted around 8:45 a.m. near S. 15th Pl. and W. Orchard  on December 16.

Neighbors tell CBS 58 that the girl was on her way to St. Martini Lutheran School, the assault happened about a block away.

Ana Rodriguez says her daughter was looking out their apartment window, and saw a man struggling behind some garbage cans. When she realized is was a little girl, Rodriguez's daughter started screaming. \"She started screaming. Screaming 'you are raping a little girl, you're raping her! you're raping her!,'\" Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez says she called 9-1-1 while her daughter ran outside to try to stop what was happening. \"She was running towards him, that's when he took off running,\" she said.

Andrea Gallegos says she heard the screaming Tuesday morning, and saw how shaken the little girl was in the aftermath \"that little girl, she was so scared, it was just so sad,\" she said.

Rodriguez says that the suspect has been seen many times in the neighborhood. Now they hope police track him down. \"Put him away. No girl should have to go though what the little girl went through,\" Rodriguez said.

Here is the full description of the suspect from Milwaukee Police:

The suspect is described as a Black or Hispanic male in his late teens with a dark complexion. Police say the suspect is 5'11\" and 300 pounds. He was last seen wearing a bright red baseball cap, dark hooded jacket and dark pants. The suspect was last see running north toward Greenfield Ave.

Anyone with information about the sexual assault suspect should call Milwaukee Public Sensitive Crimes at 414-935-7405.

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