Webster police release new information on abduction, sexual assault of 12-year-old girl

The girl was riding her bike to a park when she was approached by a man in a car, police say.

Police released new details Tuesday about the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in Webster last week and asked for the public’s help as the investigation continues.

Webster police said the girl was riding a bicycle to meet a friend at May Street Park on Friday afternoon when she was approached by a man in a car.

“[She was] enticed to go with him under the guise of needing help with a friend,” police said. “She went with the male and was subsequently taken to what we believe is a location over the state line in Connecticut, where she was sexually assaulted.”

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Police said it is believed the girl was then dropped somewhere near Chase Avenue in the neighboring Massachusetts town of Dudley, where she ran to a resident’s home and called her mother.

Authorities previously said that the girl and her parents walked into the Webster police station to report the abduction just before 5 p.m. on Friday.

“The description of the vehicle given was a black, two-door car with a light interior,” police said. ”The male was described as being white, with blonde hair, and having a ‘skinny’ face. He is also described as having light facial hair growth at the time of the incident.”

The incident is being investigated by Webster and Connecticut State Police. Anyone with surveillance or still pictures from the area of May Street Park from between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on May 31 is being asked to contact Webster police.

“Police are also asking that anyone with surveillance video or still photos of Lake Parkway and/or Thompson Road from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm contact Police so they can be viewed,” the department said.

Webster police can be contacted at 508-943-1212 or crimetips@websterpolice.com.