MPD detectives are searching for the person who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl Monday near the U Street corridor.
The assault happened at about 4 p.m. Monday near the intersection of 11th and Clifton streets NW, MPD officials say. The victim told police that a man drove his car next to her, forced her inside and sexually assaulted her.
It's a crime that has shaken the neighborhood, especially students who attend nearby Cardozo High School. Police officials have visited the school to warn students about what happened and how to avoid it.
Among the advice given includes the strong suggestion that students should not walk home alone in the area.
The suspect's description includes the following:
• Black male
• Thick build with braids
• Driving a black SUV style vehicle
• Smelled of alcohol
• Jamaican accent.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.