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October 26, 2012

TC police seek man who assaulted boy

TRAVERSE CITY — TRAVERSE CITY -- City police are looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a Traverse City boy at an apartment complex.

Police said the incident occurred early Thursday evening after the suspect followed the boy, 8, intto a foyer area of an apartment complex in the 200 block of Fair Street. The boy had been playing with friends at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center skate park and the suspect followed him from there, police said.

The suspect waited for the boy to enter the door code of the building and followed him into the lobby area. Police said the suspect then inappropriately touched the boy and exposed himself to the child.

Police said the suspect is in his mid-20s with short dark hair, spiked in the front, and wore a plain white T-shirt, khaki shorts, and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Traverse City Police Department Detective Bureau at 231-995-5152 or the Silent Observer tip line at 231-947-TIPS (8477)

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