Police investigate assault reports

By Janice Gregorson

Rochester police are investigating the reports of four sexual assaults that occurred during the weekend.

Capt. Jim Pittenger said a 14-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted while walking on a southeast Rochester bike path Sunday evening. The alleged assault occurred about 9 p.m. when the girl said she was walking by McQuillen Field.

The girl said a boy, whom she said appeared to be about 15 year old, was standing on a bench and started to talk to her. She said she tried to continue walking when the boy grabbed her arm and assaulted her.


The girl described the assailant as black, wearing a T-shirt, black pants and a white "doo-rag" on his head.

In another assault, police received a call about 11 p.m. Sunday from the parents of a 4-year-old girl whom they say had been sexually assaulted.

The assault is believed to have occurred between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. when a group of children were playing at the victim's residence in northwest Rochester. Pittenger said the suspect is believed to be a 14-year-old neighbor boy who was among those playing at the residence.

The victim told her parents about the incident later in the evening. The parents took the girl to Saint Marys Hospital for an examination and evaluation. The incident remains under investigation.

Police received a call just after 3 a.m. Sunday from a 37-year-old woman who says she was sexually assaulted. The woman said a man she'd met once or twice before knocked on her door and said he needed to use the telephone. The woman let him into her home. He then sexually touched her and fled.

Another assault was reported around 3:45 p.m. Friday. A 23-year-old Rochester woman was at the home of a male acquaintance Thursday night when the assault is said to have occurred.

Police have identified the suspect, but no arrest has been made. The incident remains under investigation.

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