Teen Girl Sexually Assaulted On Her Way To School In Burbank

Andy Dahn
September 10, 2019 - 11:49 am
Police released surveillance images of the person wanted for sexually assaulting a girl Sept. 9, 2019, in the 7800 block of Central Avenue in Burbank.

Burbank police

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BURBANK (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A teenage girl was sexually assaulted while she walked to school Monday in southwest suburban Burbank.

The 14-year old was on her way to St. Laurence High School at about 7:40 a.m. when a man or teenage boy walked up behind her, threatened her with a gun and forced her into a nearby alley in the 7800 block of Central Avenue, according to a statement from Burbank police. He assaulted her in the alley behind a garage.

Burbank Police Chief Mike Dudlo called the assault "shocking."

"This entire investigation is striking a lot of the investigators pretty hard, as many of them are fathers themselves."

Dudlo said the area is especially busy around the time of the assault.

Police released surveillance images of the person wanted for sexually assaulting a girl Sept. 9, 2019, in the 7800 block of Central Avenue in Burbank.
Burbank police

The suspect is between 17 and 20 years old, standing between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 and weighing 150 to 170 pounds, police said. He was wearing a red or orange pullover hoodie, black pants and carrying a black backpack.

Police released stills from a nearby surveillance camera and are asking anyone with information to call investigators at 708-924-7300.

"We are urging the public to look at those photos," Dudlo said. "Somebody is going to recognize this individual. Somebody is going to know who this individual is."

(WBBM Newsradio andSun-Times Media Wire contributed to this copy.)