SLPD

Salt Lake City police have released a sketch of a suspect in the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl.

Police said the girl was walking down the street near 1800 South and 300 West late Sunday night when a man approached her, claiming to be a police officer. The girl got in the car with the man, who then assaulted her before she was able to escape and get help.

Police have described the man as a Hispanic man in his 20s, with short, dark hair that is bleached at the tips. The man's car is described as a four-door, tan colored, newer model vehicle. Police said a particularly distinguishing feature is the gear shift in the center console that is illuminated with a blue light.

Anyone with information is asked to call Salt Lake City police at 801-799-3000.