Before the Tuesday sunrise, a 17 year old high school student, on the way to her bus stop, says a man sexually attacked her. Pinellas deputies say it happened between 6 and 7 in the morning, near Whitney Road and Whitney Drive in unincorporated Clearwater.
Deputies say the attacker was seen near a PSTA bus bench, came up from behind the victim, then dragged her to some bushes where he sexually attacked her. She managed to get home after the incident.
Neighbors are shocked by what happened. Liz Carollo said she usually sees parents walking their students to the bus stop. "If I'm walking my dog in the morning I always see that there's a group of kids together, so it's unusual to have just one alone standing there" said Carollo.
The description of the attacker is not very good. The pinellas sheriff's office plans additional patrols in the area to ease concerns, and hopefully, find somebody with information to help it catch this crook.
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