Sketch released of suspect accused of abducting Va. child from bus stop
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WTKR) — An 11-year-old Carrollton girl told authorities she was abducted from her school bus stop and subsequently sexually assaulted Wednesday morning.
The alleged abduction happened in a neighborhood off Route 17 between Brewer’s Neck Boulevard and the Crittenden Bridge over the Chuckatuck Creek around 8 a.m.
The girl said she was forced into a white Chevy coupe and driven to two different locations where she was sexually assaulted, according to the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office. She was then driven back to the general area of the abduction and released.
Authorities said the girl called her parents, who then called emergency officials at 12:30 p.m. The victim was then taken to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters for treatment.
The girl described her abductor as an older white man with a blondish/gray beard, blonde hair, blue eyes, cut-off jean shorts and tennis shoes.
The man was described as having the following attributes:
• Being an older white man with blue eyes, short blond hair (not a buzz cut) and bushy blond eyebrows
• A thin blond beard with white whiskers, strip from temples down across chin, no mustache
• Slightly yellowed teeth, full lips, a wide nose
• Freckles covering his face, arms and body
• Small hands with short fingers
• Wearing cut-off jean shorts, a tan t-shirt and blue and brown tennis shoes
• Wearing small brown glasses low on his nose like bifocals
• Having a slow cadence of speech
• Being about 5′ 8″ tall and 175 pounds in weight
The suspect vehicle was described as having the following attributes:
• A white, older model Chevrolet coupe (two-door)
• A Virginia State inspection sticker and Chevy stickers on the front of the vehicle
• Manual roll-down windows
• Black and grey interior with leather or vinyl seats
• New-looking exterior
• Cracked dashboard with pieces missing
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information that may help investigators to call a dedicated telephone line for tips: 757-365-6290.
Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s investigators said patrols will be stepped up for the next few days.
Additionally, Isle of Wight County Sheriff Marshall said he had asked for help from Virginia State Police and that the FBI has also been notified.
“This is an extremely traumatic event,” Marshall said during a news conference. “This is a wake-up call for all of us.”
Marshall said area schools have been notified and that he has talked with the superintendent about what happened.
“They have also put a notification out to the parents because this event took place as a child was waiting for the school bus to pick her up,” Marshall said.
If you have information that could help authorities, please call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.