Teen girl sexually assaulted across from shopping center, attack - CBS46 News

Teen girl sexually assaulted across from shopping center, attacker on the loose

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Atlanta police are investigating the sexual assault of a teenage girl that happened on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Tuesday night.

The teen was walking along the 3700-3800 blocks of MLK at about 9:15 p.m. when a man with a gun forced her into some woods and sexually assaulted her. Police do not believe the victim knew her attacker, who is still on the loose. 

Minister Pete Williams lives in the area and says women should be cautious as they walk in the area.

"It's real dangerous. I'm sure other places too, but around here it's real dangerous," he said.

Resident Rebecca Cantrell said, "It's just too dangerous now to be out at night."

People are horrified over what happened.

"I wish I was around to try to help her," said Orlando Seaborn. "I know that's horrifying for her."

The girl was taken to a medical center for treatment. Detectives hope to sit down with her to create a sketch of her attacker.

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