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Update: Man accused of attempting to sexually assault teen he met on city bus identified

Police are trying to identify a man they say tried sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl he met on a city bus in May.
Police are trying to identify a man they say tried sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl he met on a city bus in May. Courtesy

Update: Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County said the man accused of trying to sexually assault a 17-year-old girl he met on a city bus last month has been identified.

Original Story:

Police are working to identify a man they say tried to sexually assault a 17-year-old girl he met on a city bus in May.

Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County is now offering a cash reward for information leading to the man's arrest.

The man boarded the bus at Douglas and Washington shortly after noon on May 15 and began talking with a 17-year-old girl. He left the bus with the girl at 17th and Hillside, police said.

He then took her to a nearby secluded area and tried to sexually assault her, police said. A vehicle in the area made him nervous and she was able to get away.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111 or 911.

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