10-year-old sexually assaulted in Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - A 10-year-old was lured and sexually assaulted in a wooded area near the Manatee Creek community in Martin County Sunday afternoon, says Christine Weiss, spokeswoman for the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives said the suspect told the child that he lost his dog in the woods and needed help finding it.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 20's, with short, dirty blonde hair. He was wearing a blue-and-white striped shirt and had some type of a cast or brace on one of his hands, Weiss said.

The sexual assault happened near Cove Road and Dixie Highway.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Martin County Sheriff's Office at 772-220-7170.