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Macon police investigate report of student's kidnapping, sexual battery

Macon police said Tuesday they’re continuing to investigate the report of a kidnapping and sexual battery involving a 14-year-old Bibb County Miller Middle School student who was waiting for her bus Monday.

According to reports from the Macon police and Bibb County campus police, the girl was at a bus stop at Ell and Second streets just before 7:10 a.m. The girl told police that an older model white Ford Explorer was driving up and down Ell Street before stopping in front of her.

A man jumped out of the truck and grabbed the girl, pulling her into the vehicle. The driver asked how old the girl was and her name, taking her to the old Miller Middle School parking lot.

He then started to grab the girl, the report said. The girl told police she bit the man on his left arm and was able to get out of the vehicle and escape. The driver shouted at the girl that “he knew where she lived” before driving off, the report said.

The girl ran toward Montpelier Avenue and flagged down another vehicle driven by a woman who was taking her grandchildren to school. According to the report, the girl yelled to the driver “let me in, he’s going to catch me.”

The woman drove the girl to Miller Middle, where they filed a report with campus police. The girl’s mother was contacted by officials.

Police are looking for a black male in his 20s, about 6-foot to 6-3 in height with short hair and a slender build. He was last seen driving a white four-door Ford Explorer.

Anyone with information should contact Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.

To contact writer Phillip Ramati, call 744-4334.

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