INDIANAPOLIS - Police are offering a reward for help in tracking down a man who forced a 14-year-old girl to perform sexual acts on him in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis police (IMPD) and Crime Stoppers said at roughly 4 p.m. on June 18, the girl was in the parking lot of the First Cash Pawn at 9021 E. 38th St. when a man forced her into his car at gunpoint.
Police said he forced her to perform sexual acts on him before he released her.
He has been described as white and in his 40s, with grayish hair, wearing an orange-colored shirt. He was driving a tan or silver 4-door Ford Taurus.
"If somebody thinks they can place this car in that area and they know who the owner is, or they have more of a license plate or they think they know who the owner is or who this individual is, just give us a call," said Sgt. Steve Dubois with Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana.
A reward of $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of this man, but tips must be submitted directly to Crime Stoppers.
The crime has put area residents on heightened alert.
"I tell my daughter she can't walk out here by herself because you got creeps out here. He should be in jail. I feel sorry for that little girl and her family," neighborhood resident Ricky Whatley said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at crimetips.org or by texting "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.
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