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Cary Police Issue Warning Following School Bus Stop Assault

Posted September 14, 2004 7:10 a.m. EDT

— Police in Cary want parents whose children ride the school bus to be on the alert.

They said a man tried to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl at her bus stop on Dynasty Drive around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Police said the girl yelled and the man ran away. She suffered some minor cuts, but was not raped.

Police describe the suspect as a 20-year-old Hispanic male, 5 feet tall, 110 pounds, with black hair parted in the middle.

Police encourage parents not to leave a child in the vulnerable position of being alone on the side of the road in the dark, even if it is to wait a short time for the school bus. Where possible, parents should wait with their children for the bus or should, at a minimum, have children wait in groups.

Cary Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification and apprehension of the individual responsible for this crime. Anyone with information may contact Crime Stoppers at 226-CRIM(E), pressing option 3 for Cary or the Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4017.