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Police are Investigating a Possible Sexual Attack on a Girl at Local County Park

Credits: County of Union

ELIZABETH/UNION, NJ - Police are investigating a report of a possible sexual attack on a girl at a Union County park Tuesday evening. 

According to a law enforcement source, police were called to the Phil Rizzuto County Park at the intersection of North and Morris Avenues at approximately 5:30 p.m. for a report of a missing 10-year old female.

According to the source, during the police search of the area, a man reported to police that he heard a girl yelling near the river bank.  Police located the 10-year old girl without pants.  The man who reported hearing the girl was detained as a person of interest.

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No additional details are currently available.  The investigation is ongoing by the Elizabeth Police Department and the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.  Additional information will be published as it becomes available

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