NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have asked the public to help them find a suspect who allegedly sexually abused a 12-year-old girl as she walked her dog in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.

Around 9:30 a.m. this past Wednesday, the girl was walking her dog near Arlington and Hale avenues in Brooklyn, when the suspect came up to her, police said.

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He grabbed the girl from behind, kissed her cheek, and sexually abused her before fleeing, police said.

The girl was not injured.

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The suspect was described as being a white male between the ages of 18 and 24, standing about 6 feet tall.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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