Teen sexually assaulted in Canby Park, police say


Jeff Neilburg

A teenage girl was sexually assaulted early Monday morning in Canby Park near Banning Road, according to New Castle County Police.

Police say the assault occurred around 6:40 a.m. when the girl was approached by a male near St. Elizabeth High School.

The suspect walked alongside the victim "as he engaged her in conversation," police said. Then, police said, the suspect "displayed a weapon and sexually assaulted the victim."

Police described the suspect as a black male 16 to 25 years of age, thin build, brown skin with a short haircut. He was last seen wearing a black hat, white tee shirt under a red, white and blue puffy coat, dark colored pants and white Nike sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Michelle Burrus at 302-395-8131or via email at 

Michelle.Burrus@newcastlede.gov. You could also call the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800

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