Update: 17 yr old says a man knocked her down and groped her on a popular trail in Lansing; LPD investigating.


Lansing, Mich. (WLNS) — Lansing Police are investigating an assault of a 17 yr old female that happened June 21 on the Lansing river trail near the fish ladder.

The teen told LPD she was rollerskating down the trail around 11 p.m. by herself when she noticed a man following her on a bike. The man passed her, stopped and that’s when the she told police he knocked her down and groped her.

The 17 yr old says he tried to sexually assault her but she got away.

The assault under investigation happened over two weeks ago, but the LPD just released information to the public over the weekend, sparking criticism by community members on social media.

The case was not a rape, but an “aggressive assault that could have been sexual in nature.”

Lansing Police are investigating the incident as a criminal sexual conduct of second degree.

At the time of the assault, police could not find any witnesses.

The suspect is described as a white man with a medium build and short hair between the ages of 30 and 40. He was last seen wearing plaid shorts, a white t-shirt, socks with sandals, glasses and riding a mountain bike.

If you have any information on the suspect, contact Lansing Police at:  (517) 483-4600

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