Search continues for abductor, rapist
Updated On: Jun 12 2013 11:17:58 AM EDT
Miami police need help finding a man accused of abducting an 11-year-old girl and raping her.
"She's hurt. She's sad," said Harriet Wilson Greene, the family's pastor. "It set her back a little bit."
The girl was abducted near Northwest 15th Avenue and 50th Street on June 6 while walking home from school, police said.
"We went to the pools. We went to the abandoned homes. We went to the tree areas," said Regina Davis. "We went everywhere that a little child could be hidden."
Calls to the police went nowhere, according to the family. Some people looking for the girl turned to Instagram for help.
"That should have set off a signal when a mother calls and says, 'I have a special needs child that is missing,'" said Davis. "It didn't."
The girl returned home about four hours later -- bruised and scared. She told police the man lured her into a light-blue sport utility vehicle that a woman was driving, then drove her far away to a house she described as junky. The man raped her, then brought her back to the neighborhood.
"She likes to put things down on paper. Her mind watches things, details," said Greene.
Police released the above sketch on Monday. He is described as tall and heavy set with spiked hair and tattoos on his arms, and was last seen wearing a green shirt, khaki shorts and black shoes. A woman with him is described as having purple or dark-burgundy hair.
The family said they received calls from others describing near abductions.
"Let them know their child was almost abducted, that she kind of got away," said Helen Meadows, who added that the description was similar.
"I told them it was serious and that the people were still out here and we don't know who they are, and so just be alert," said Stacey Dean, a camp counselor.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Miami Police Department's Special Victim's Unit at (305) 603-6300 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-4877.