Alamance County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man they say sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl after abducting her from a school bus stop Tuesday morning.
The girl was taken from the stop on Mebane Oaks Road at Horner Farm Trail in Mebane at about 7 a.m., Detective Shane Adams said Tuesday night.
“She’s telling us and other witnesses at the bus stop said she was taken against her will,” Adams said.
Multiple sheriff’s units responded to the scene near the Alamance-Orange County line at about 7:10 a.m.
The girl returned to the bus stop at about 7:55 a.m., according to a news release. She had flagged down a driver a short distance away who helped her back to the stop, the release said.
The suspect was described as a white man, 35 to 45 years old, tall with dark hair and possibly unshaven, wearing dark pants (possibly jogging pants), a gray ribbed long-sleeve shirt, light brown boots and a red ball cap.
Adams said he did not have any information on whether the girl might have known the man.
The car was described as a silver or gray late 1990s or early 2000s four-door Buick or similar car. The car had a broken passenger-side mirror and a sticker on the back that might have included a dragon or skull.
The suspect’s car may have been seen shortly after the kidnapping in the parking lot of Walmart on Mebane Oaks Road, according to the release.
“We’ve been fielding calls all day, but nothing’s panned out for us,” Adams said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office at 336-570-6300 or, if they think it’s an emergency 911.