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A teen girl was sexually battered while waiting for her school bus early Friday, Miami-Dade police said.
Investigators say the 16-year-old was waiting for the bus at around 6:30 a.m. near Southwest 267th Street and 142nd Avenue in South Miami-Dade.
That’s when a man, who appeared to be in his 30s, “forced her to a nearby field where he sexually battered her,” police said.
Police made an arrest Friday evening on Southwest 271st Street and South Dixie Highway.
Police say Micheal Canady, a 32-year-old homeless man, put a knife to the girl’s back while she was walking to her bus stop and demanded that she follow him to a nearby construction site.
There, police say he fondled her breast, tried to remove her clothing, exposed himself and forced her to perform a sex act, according to the arrest affidavit.
Police charged the Key West-born Canady with kidnapping, aggravated battery and sexual battery with a deadly weapon. He is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correction Center with no bond.
Anyone with information can still call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.