Police search for man who sexually assaulted teen



The Hollywood Police Department on Sunday was looking for a man who sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl, according to Lt. Osvaldo Perez.

Police say a 17-year-old was walking southbound at South 24 Avenue and Jackson Street at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday when she was forced into a van and taken to the 2700 block of Pierce Street where he sexually assaulted her.

Police combed the area, but could not find the man. The teen was taken to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center.

The man is believed to be approximately 20 years-old, 6-feet tall and 200 pounds. He has a short beard, dreadlocks down his back and was wearing a diamond earring in his right ear.

The van is described as older, dirty light gray or gold.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-967-HELP or 954-967-4411. Tipsters can e-mail or text to

hollywoodpdtips@hollywoodfl.org. Information can also be given to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS or www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

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