Police: 14-year-old abducted, raped while walking home from park in Cleves

Police: 14-year-old abducted, raped while walking home from park in Cleves

CLEVES, Ohio (FOX19) - Cleves police are searching for a man who reportedly abducted and raped a 14-year-old girl Saturday night.

They say they’re actively working every lead they receive, but they need your help.

The girl’s father tells FOX19 NOW that his daughter had been fishing at Miami Township West Community Park with friends. He says she was abducted and raped when she was walking home.

Police say the teen told them a man grabbed her from behind, dragged her a short distance and then assaulted her in the 600 block of North Miami Avenue.

The suspect is described as a 40-year-old man, between 5-foot-7 inches and 5-foot-10 inches tall, around 170 pounds, with short brown or black hair. He has short facial hair and is also missing a tooth.

He was reported to be wearing all black clothing and has a skull tattoo on his left shoulder.

“If someone has seen anything, please call. It’s a very busy street where she was taken, we had edgewater raceway going that night. So, there was lots of traffic on Miami Avenue,” said Chief Dan Reid.

The chief is also asking anyone with surveillance cameras living on North Miami Avenue to hand over their video.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Cleves police at (513) 941-1212 or Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

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