Police investigating alleged kidnapping, sexual assault of 12-year-old

Girl reportedly taken from park by man in small black sedan

WEBSTER — Law enforcement is investigating a report from a 12-year-old girl that she had been kidnapped and possibly sexually assaulted on Friday afternoon.

The Webster Police Department announced on Saturday that they, as well as detectives from the Connecticut State Police, are investigating the allegations and are open to tips from the general public.

According to police, at approximately 4:44 p.m. on Friday, the 12-year-old girl and her parents walked into the police station to report she had been kidnapped from the May Street Park at 3:30 p.m., and then “taken to another town where she may have been sexually assaulted.” Webster Police said they believe the alleged assault may have taken place in nearby Connecticut.

The girl, whose identity was not revealed, described the suspect as a white male, roughly 5’10”, and “scruffy” in appearance. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a small black sedan with two doors.

Police said the investigation “remains very active at this time,” and limited information is publicly available at this time. As law enforcement investigates, Webster Police will conduct more frequent patrol checks of the town’s public parks.

“Webster Police will be working with the Connecticut State Police, as well as the District Attorney’s Office throughout the coming days in a joint effort to conduct this investigation,” announced the Webster Police Department in a statement on Saturday. “Given the sensitive and complex nature of this investigation, no further information is available at this time. As additional information that is suitable for release becomes available, it will be released to the public via the Webster Police Department Facebook Page.”

Anyone that has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Webster Police Department at 508-943-1212, and ask for Detective Chris Trainor or Officer Joe Reed. Anonymous tips may be left at 508-949-3874, or online at www.websterpublicsafety.com.


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