Cops: Teen Jogger Kidnapped, Assaulted

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A teen girl says she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted while running Friday morning. Police are now looking for the suspect.

Just before 8 a.m., the teen was jogging along Morris Avenue in Modesto. Near McHenry Avenue, police say the teen was approached by a man with a handgun, who forced her into a nearby car.

He then reportedly drove several minutes and parked in front of a vacant home in a neighborhood.

She told police at that point, the man sexually assaulted her, then dropped her off near Enslen Park.

She described the man as being 6 feet tall, about 140 lbs., with hazel eyes and a four-to-five inch black tattoo on his upper left arm. The car he was driving was a two-door Acura with chrome rims.

The teen was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Anyone with information about the suspect or this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

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