Man tried to drag girl into woods near Des Plaines

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A man tried  to drag a 12-year-old girl into a wooded area Wednesday near Des Plaines.

The girl was able to escape by biting the man’s hand when he covered her mouth. The Cook County Sheriff’s office describes the  suspect as a white male between 20 and 30 years old. He ‘s around 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing between 170 and 190 pounds. He was dressed in an orange and brown hooded sweatshirt and black and white pants.

Police used a helicopter and K-9 units to search the area south of the 9600 block of Golf Road, but found only a pair of white headphones reportedly belonging to the suspect.

Anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office at 708-865-4896.


Sketch of offender, Cook County Sheriff’s Dept.