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New Hanover Co. officials search for attempted rape suspect

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County deputies are searching for a man who attempted to rape a 13-year-old girl Saturday night just outside of an apartment complex in southern New Hanover County, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

According to officials, the mother dropped her daughter and 9-year-old son off at the entrance of their apartment complex located in the 100 block of Halyburton Memorial Parkway.

The mother parked her vehicle and went inside her home where she noticed her son was there, but her daughter was not.

The mother called 911 at about 9:34 p.m. after she was unable to find her daughter.

At approximately 9:47 p.m. an officials reported finding the girl lying near a road in the apartment complex.

According to the victim, a man grabbed her from behind as she was walking to the apartment and tried to rape her.

The girl was not seriously injured. She could not provide a detailed description of the suspect.

The incident is under investigation.

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