Police are searching for a man accused of molesting a 12-year-old boy Monday afternoon in Port St. Lucie.
Officers were called at about 2:05 p.m. to the area of Northwest Brenda Circle and Northwest Wolverine Road for reports of an unclothed boy calling for help. Police are searching for a white male approximately 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall and 215 pounds. His hair is brown and black with a buzz-type haircut, police said. The suspect was wearing a white shirt and green shorts.
According to police, the boy told officers he was walking in the 5900 block of Brenda Circle when he was confronted by an unknown man. The man reportedly then lured the boy into the woods and molested him.
The suspect fled the scene on foot heading north on Wolverine Road, police said.
City police set up a perimeter and deployed a K-9 unit to search for the suspect. A helicopter from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office air unit also joined the search.
Anyone with information is asked to the Port St. Lucie Police Department at 772-871-5001, or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477).