Girl, 13, sexually assaulted while walking near Boulder school, police say

Posted at 12:07 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 15:16:08-05

BOULDER, Colo. – Police in Boulder are investigating a possible sex assault on a 13-year-old girl Wednesday.

The victim told police she was walking to the East Boulder Recreation Center from a park just south of Manhattan Middle School just before 5 p.m. when a man came up behind her, grabbed her arm, kissed her and touched her in an inappropriate manner. 

Police say the girl screamed, causing the suspect to stop the assault. He then ran to the school's parking lot and fled in an older white Audi or Subaru sedan.

Police say they have notified the school about the incident and have increased patrols in the area. Manhattan Middle School officials sent a letter to parents containing details about the student's assault. The letter also reminds parents of the potential danger of strangers.

The suspect is described as a heavyset man in his 30’s with long black hair and no facial hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a blue ski jacket and baggy pants and may have had a necklace or keys hanging around his neck. 

This situation is under investigation as detectives gather facts and corroborate statements and additional information will be released if need be. Anyone who may have information about this case should call Detective Jeremy Frenzen at 303-441-1890.