GLENPOOL, Okla. - A Glenpool mother tells 2NEWS that her daughter was followed home from school shortly before another girl was sexually assaulted Jan. 8.
Sherry McCollough says her 13-year-old daughter was walking home from Glenpool Middle School when a man pulled up beside her.
She says she learned of the incident when she got home from work.
"My daughter came downstairs and told me that some man had followed her home and he was talking to her that she was pretty and wondered if she ever modeled," McCollough said. "He was just trying to get her to get close to the vehicle."
The man followed her daughter for about three blocks.
The girl finally got away when a school bus stopped nearby.
McCollough is confident that the same man is behind a sexual assault that happened on the same day.
In that case, the Glenpool Police Department says a 12-year-old girl was taken against her will and assaulted at two different locations.
Investigators are not releasing much information on that case.
In a statement, Glenpool City Attorney Lowell Peterson said, "City officials are directed not to discuss this case publicly. The reason for the decision is not to be uncooperative. It is because this is an ongoing investigation. The case has certain very sensitive elements. There is a risk that disclosure could jeopardize the integrity of the investigation."
The suspect is described as an older white mail with gray short hair, a gray mustache, and a small gray beard.
He was wearing glasses and is between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall.
He weighs between 250 and 275 pounds.
McCollough says she has changed the locks to her home and her daughter now rides the bus.
"You know out there, you just don't expect it to happen to your child," she said. "When it does happen to your child, you're scared for them."
Anyone with information is urged to call the Glenpool Police Department at (918) 322-8110.
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