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Teen Kidnapped at Green Line Station, Sexually Assaulted

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is turning to the public to ask for help in locating a suspect in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl that took place this weekend at the Green Line station in Hawthorne, according to LA Now.

The 14-year-old victim was grabbed at around 9 p.m. Saturday as she was "walking up a stairwell at the station in the 11900 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard." The suspect took the girl by force to a vehicle parked downstairs. The LASD says the suspect "drove for about 10 minutes, parked in an alley and forced her to go inside a townhouse with him, where he sexually assaulted her and attempted to rape her." She was able to get away and reported the incident to the authorities.

The suspect is "described as black, about 6 feet tall and 300 pounds, in his mid-30s with black hair and brown eyes. He had tattoos, including one on his neck that read 'Lil Big Mo' and a tribal band on his right bicep." The vehicle used to transport the victim is a "a red 1990s four-door compact littered with trash and food and smelling of cigarettes."