As a Pompano Beach neighborhood remains on high alert following the attempted abduction and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl, Broward Sheriff's Deputies released a sketch Thursday of the suspect who remains on the loose.
BSO officials said the girl was walking to school around 7 a.m. Wednesday in the area of East Copans Road and 1st Avenue when she noticed a car drive past her several times.
A male behind the wheel got out of the car and grabbed her, pulling her into the car, she told officials.
The man drove around for a while before parking in an alley between Northeast 3rd Avenue and Dixie Highway near Northeast 21st Street.
There, he allegedly tried to force himself on the girl. She managed to open the passenger door and run for safety.
"She was fighting and kicking, and she finally got the door open. She jumped out and ran to the school," explained Chantale Domond, victim's mother.
Domond said the experience has left her daughter traumatized.
"My daughter, she's still terrified. She's still kind of scared. She don't sleep at night, she tosses and turns," she said.
Domond said life has been challenging and with no transportation and nine kids, she was unable to walk her daughter to school.
"I have nine children, they go to different set of schools, different times. I don't have a vehicle to drive them. If I did, this would never have happened," Domond said.
The suspect is described as a male in his 30s with a low haircut. He was driving a black four-door car.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has any information is asked to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.