Police search for man who attacked Arlington teen

A sketch of the man who reportedly attacked an Arlington teen. (Sketch via Lincoln Police Dept)
A sketch of the man who reportedly attacked an Arlington teen. Credit: Lincoln Police

Police in Arlington are on the hunt for a man who reportedly attacked an Arlington teenager headed home from school on Tuesday.

The 14-year-old student was walking home at the intersection of Summer Street and Cutter Hill Road, the Arlington Advocate reported. A man passing by indecently assaulted the teen, who was not injured. The victim, whose gender was not revealed by authorities, is at home with their family.

“We are taking this matter very seriously and the Arlington Public Schools and APD will provide appropriate support to the victim and the victim’s family,” Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said in a statement, according to the Arlington Patch.

Arlington police have released a sketch of the alleged attacker, who is described as a white male in his early 20s with heavily gelled hair, last seen wearing sunglasses, a dark pea coat and khaki pants.

Authorities will have extra officers on patrol in the area in the coming days. Anyone with information related to this assault is asked to call the police department at 781-643-1212.

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