Miami Police went door to door Tuesday, handing out fliers with a sketch of a man they say sexually assaulted a child after he and another suspect abducted her. Miami Police spokesman Sgt. Freddie Cruz, nearby residents Travillia Bogan and Tekia Johnson, and Sgt. Nerly Papier of Miami Police’s Special Victims Unit discussed the case.
Miami Police went door to door Tuesday, handing out fliers with a sketch of a man they say sexually assaulted a child after he and another suspect abducted her.
The child was abducted from the area of NW 15th Avenue and 50th Street on June 6 at 2:45 p.m.
"What we're asking is for the community to get together, let's capture this animal and put him behind bars,” Miami Police spokesman Sgt. Freddie Cruz said.
Police said the vehicle used was a four-door light blue sports utility vehicle, which had a design on the front grill.
"What's most disturbing about this is that he didn't act alone, he had a female driver with him, so our concern is that these individuals can strike again at any given time," Cruz said.
Harriette Wilson-Greene, pastor of a nearby church the girl's family attends, said the girl was on her way home from school when she was abducted.
Wilson-Greene said the girl, who is a special needs child, was gone for over four hours.
"We need the community to realize that it is not OK to take somebody else's child," Wilson-Greene said. "Now that school is out, there's gonna be a lot of other children just running the streets playing having a good time because they finally made it out of school. We don't want our kids to be prey."
Police first asked the public to help identify the two suspects on Monday.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Miami Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at (305) 603-6300.
People with information who want to remain anonymous can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (4877), visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip” or Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
Police released a sketch of one of the suspects and the location where the child was taken. (below)