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Police searching for sexual assault suspect

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are currently investigating a reported sexual assault that is reported to have occurred in the 2700 Block of Louisville Ave.

The investigation revealed last Tuesday at approximately 5:30 PM, a 10 year old female victim was inside a retail store at the above location when she was approached by a 20-30 year old black male subject.

The suspect is further described as heavy set and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. The suspect is alleged to have walked by the victim and contacted her body in an inappropriate manner.

Police say the victim walked to her mother who was two aisles away and reported the contact. The mother went in search of the suspect, leaving the victim in the vicinity of her brothers. The suspect is alleged to have approached the victim again and exposed himself to the victim while performing a sexual act.

The victim called for help at which time the mother chased the suspect who fled the store on foot. Surveillance cameras in the store captured the images of the suspect.

No one was injured in the incident. Any one with information about this incident is urged to contact the Monroe Police Department at 318.329.2600 or Crimestoppers at 318.388.2274.

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