Police: Girl pulled into van, sexually assaulted on walk to bus stop


by WHAS11 editors


Posted on November 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 5:20 PM


**UPDATE: Police say this did not happen and the girl made up the story**

CLARK COUNTY, Ind. -- Police in Clark County said they are investigating a report of a teen girl pulled into a van and sexually assaulted on her way to a bus stop Tuesday morning.

Investigators said the incident happened around 7 a.m. in a subdivision near the intersection of Utica-Sellersburg Road and High Meadows Drive.

Police told WHAS11 the suspect is described as a white male, 6'2'', with blond-gray hair and a goatee. They say he may be around the age of 40 and was driving an older-model white van. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue-hooded shirt.

Police said the man jumped from the rear doors of the van and threatened the teen with a gun before assaulting her. He released her and drove off while the teen ran home.

In addition to the suspect description, the girl also recalled some of the license plate.

“It's one with the ‘In God We Trust’ with the American flag on it. That’s very distinctive, so we do know at least the van did have an Indiana tag on it,” Capt Racheal Lee, Clark County Sheriff's detective, said.

Neighbors said they saw an unusual white van in the area recently.

“I noticed it because it hadn’t been in the neighborhood before. However, there were some neighbors who were moving out and we assumed that they were assisting those neighbors,” Curtis Wells said.

If anyone has any information they are asked to call police at 812-283-4471.