Authorities investigate attempted sexual assault on juvenile

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The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted sexual assault on a juvenile.

It happened on Sunday, March 31, around 7 P.M. in the Marion Heights area in West Terre Haute.

The juvenile told police that she was in her yard when a white man grabbed her from behind.

The juvenile tells authorities the man took her to a wooded area a short distance from her residence where he attempted to sexually assault her.

Authorities only have a vague description of the suspect. The juvenile says he was about 20 years in age and had scratches on his face.

If anyone has information about this incident, they’re asked to call Detective Sergeant John Newman at 812-462-3226 Ext 7304.

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