CLEARWATER – Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit are investigating an attack and sexual battery on a 17-year-old female as she was walking to the school bus stop between 6 and 7 a.m. Dec. 18.
The attack occurred around the area of Whitney Road and Whitney Drive in unincorporated Clearwater.
According to detectives, the suspect was walking towards her school bus stop when the suspect came from behind and dragged her out of public view and sexually battered her.
Following the attack, the girl was able to make it back home at which point she advised her family. The incident was then reported to the Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, medium build. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt.