Police: Man Sexually Assaulted 12 Year-Old Girl at Manistee County Beach

A Northern Michigan community, on alert tonight — as police search for a man they say sexually assaulted a 12 year-old girl in Manistee County.

Officers say the man assaulted a girl at the Eleanor Lake Beach, near Brethren on Tuesday.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect — and tell us his name may be Richard, or Ricky.

He's a white man in his late 20's to early 30's.

And described as 5'6″ and 150 pounds with short dark hair, brown eyes, and was unshaven.

The suspect was last seen wearing jeans, a Detroit Tiger's shirt, and a red, white and blue jacket.

Police also add that the suspect may be camping in Manistee or Wexford County — and driving a green and gold Chevrolet pickup, or a dark blue pick-up with a topper that doesn't fit right.

They're asking anyone with information — to come forward.

9&10's Evan Dean stopped by the beach tonight, and has more on how locals are reacting to the attack.