MANATEE, Fla (970 WFLA)-Deputies are searching for a man who Kidnapped and Sexually battered a 5-year old child in the area near
At around Monday afternoon the victim was playing with another child when approached by an unknown black male. The man lured the victim to a store, then to a vacant mobile home. The victim was held against will, choked and sexually battered at that location. The victim managed to escape, ran home and told a family member about the attack.
The attacker is described as: A black male, around 5’10, 220 lbs. - muscular build with short hair, or balding. He appears to be between 30 to 45 years of age. He was last seen wearing baggy blue jean shorts, no shirt and dark colored tennis shoes.
Detectives have obtained security video of the suspect trying to board a (MCAT) Manatee County Area Transit bus as he tried to flee the area.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the