Fayetteville, N.C. — A 16-year-old girl was pulled into a bathroom at Cross Creek Mall Monday evening and sexually assaulted, Fayetteville police said Tuesday.
According to the girl, she was pulled into a bathroom about 7:30 p.m. while she was shopping with her family. No arrests have been made.
Special Victims Unit detectives are investigating the incident, and more information will be released as it becomes available. The girl was taken to a hospital in a neighboring county following the incident, police said.
It wasn't clear whether mall security was investigating the reported rape or alerting shoppers to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.
"If something like that is going on in a public place like this, it seems to me there ought to be more security," said Carl Williams, who was shopping at the mall Tuesday.
He added that he hopes the girl's attacker turns himself into police.
"Any person that can sexually attack a woman is just scum," Williams said.
Anyone with information should contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.
Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips that lead to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.