A 13-year-old Illinois girl was kidnapped and sexually abused in Humboldt Park Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24, according to a police alert.

Chicago Police said the girl was walking east on Hirsch Street from the 1300-block of North Claremont Avenue at about 3:40 p.m. when she was approached by a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt tied around his face.

The man grabbed the girl from behind, forcing her into a purple or maroon four-door vehicle, police said. The victim was then physically battered and brought to an area near the Humboldt Park Lagoon, where she was sexually abused, police said.

The man fled in his vehicle and the girl was found a short time later near the lagoon area. She was transported to the hospital with bruising and minor scrapes.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261.

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