The Carmel Police Department is investigating whether a 12-year-old girl was attacked, walking back to her grandmother's home.
From what FOX 59 has learned, the attack may have happened across from the Brookshire Golf Course. The golf course is located on 126th near Gray Street in Carmel. According to detectives, they received a call about a battery on Friday around 4 p.m.
An email from a concerned neighbor, altering people about the situation, has been passed around, and a Cool Creek North Crime Watch group has fowarded the message as well. It states people in the area need to be 'extra vigilant'.
"I think we get really comfortable in Hamilton County. I certainly didn't think twice about my daughter walking down the street in Carmel," the girl's mother said. She did not want to be identified.
The alert is talking about the woman's daughter who does not live in Carmel, but was in town visiting her grandmother. It states the girl walked by herself with her grandmother's dog to and from CVS. "On the footbridge that goes over the little creek that runs under 126th street, he was waiting and that's where he attacked her and assaulted her," the unidentified mother said.
The alert describes what may have happened: "He felt inside her clothing, tried to remove her pants, and attempted to choke her into submission".
"She said that a man essentially attempted to rape her and that, uh, she just fought and fought and did her best to get away," the unidentified mother said.
Mom said her daughter was able to get away and that she ran to Mohawk Trails Elementary School to get help. She said at the school, someone called 911. "Hopefully somebody has seen something, as they were going by there," the mother said.
According to the Carmel Police Department, detectives with a K-9 searched the area and talked with people. The department is investigating. They told FOX 59, they have not been able to confirm the information the 12-year-old girl has told detectives. "That's really hard to hear -especially when I'm relying on them to catch this guy and stop him," the unidentified mother said.
"I don't want anyone else to go through this or worse," the mother said.
The Carmel Police Department did tell FOX 59 the detectives will be meeting tomorrow to go over the case and that they plan to be thorough with the investigation to determine what happened. If we get more information, we'll bring you the latest.