The police say a young girl was sexually assaulted while walking in Chelsea yesterday afternoon.

According to the NYPD, at about 4:30 p.m. on January 12th, officers responded "to a call of a past assault in front of 528 West 28th Street." There they found a 12-year-old girl and her mother, who said her daughter was walking west on 28th when she was approached "by a white male, who grabbed [the girl's] buttocks as he passed her walking eastbound." The girl screamed and ran home, where she told her mother what happened.

The suspect, who is wanted for sex abuse, is described as being in his early twenties, approximately 5'6" tall, with short brown hair, wearing dark green trousers and a dark bow tie.