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14-Year-Old Girl Sexually Assaulted in Southwest Dallas: Police



    Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at knife point as she got off a school bus Monday. (Published Monday, June 23, 2014)

    Police are still searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in southwest Dallas on Monday.

    The girl, who was returning home from summer school, was getting off a Duncanville ISD school bus around the 5900 block of Wisdom Creek Drive at about 11:30 a.m. when she was approached by an unknown black man, police said.

    Police said the man forced the girl into an old pick up truck, then drove a short distance, parked and sexually assaulted her at knife point.

    After the assault, the man forced the girl out of the vehicle and took off.

    Search Continues for Sex Assault Suspect

    [DFW] Search Continues for Sex Assault Suspect
    The Duncanville ISD confirmed the student is a part of its school district.
    (Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014)

    "Oh my gosh, I'm in shock, I can't believe that something like that would happen here, like I said, such a quiet neighborhood and to hear that, make[s] me not want to come out," said neighbor and concerned parent, Claudia Pacheco.

    Officials with Duncanville ISD plan to send a letter home to parents about the attack and have alerted school bus drivers to be more vigilant.

    Police describe the suspect as a black man, 5 feet 10 inches tall and approximately 30 years of age. He has a skinny, muscular build with a full beard and low-cut black hair.

    Neighbors on Edge After Reported Attack

    [DFW] Neighbors on Edge After Reported Attack
    A Dallas neighborhood is on edge Tuesday after a teenager who lives there was sexually assaulted as she got off the school bus. And police say the man who did it is still on the run.
    (Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014)

    He was last seen wearing a black shirt with dirty blue jeans that had grass stains on the knees and a white paint smear on the front thigh part of his jeans, police said.

    The vehicle is described as an older four-door black truck with rust on the hood and on the passenger side. The interior is gray cloth, dirty, with a lot of trash on the floor board.

    If anyone has information regarding this attack, please contact detective Rodriguez at (214) 671- 4299.

    Man May Have Witnessed Aftermath of Reported Attack

    "Well, I think it's really a concern, since I actually have a kid myself, and he comes outside and plays all that time, and I think since we have that her, we need to be more careful," said Reshad Witaker.

    Witaker may have seen the aftermath of the attack Monday.

    "I basically saw a fire truck and ambulance and they were probably 15 to 20 minutes here and they left," he said.

    Witaker and others didn't think anything of it, until they learned of the attack.

    "I couldn't believe it, I was shocked, caus' I've been here for a while and I've never seen anything like this happen," said neighbor Celia Robles.

    Neighbors on Edge After Reported Attack

    "We have experienced a few break-ins over here, but nothing like this. Nothing," said Laboksi Seay, who lives in the neighborhood.

    Seay said once school starts back up in the fall he will be driving his 8-year-old daughter to and from the building.

    He also won't let her play in the front of the house this summer unless he is outside with her.

    "It's terrible, it really is, but you know I just feel terrible for the family it happened to and I'm definitely not going to let my daughter go outside," Seay said.

    Another neighbor who lives just down the street from where police said this happened didn't know anything had happened until she saw it on the 10 p.m. news.

    "And I was like 'oh my God,' you know? That's our street, that's just down the street from us. So I was really shocked, really shocked," Lydia Lavarnway said.

    NBC 5's Ellen Bryan contributed to this report.