D.C. police have released a composite sketch of a man who they believe abducted and sexually assaulted a girl as she walked to school in Northeast Washington on Jan. 31.

Sketch of kidnapping suspect. (Courtesy D.C. Police)

The incident occurred about 9:20 a.m. as the 16-year-old victim was walking in the 5100 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE, at 51st Street. Police said a man got out of an older model sport utility vehicle that resembled a GMC. Police said the man grabbed the girl from behind and forced her into the vehicle.

A D.C. police spokeswoman said the victim fought back and was then pushed or kicked out of the vehicle after a few blocks. Police said the abductor “groped” the girl “before letting her go.”

Police described the man as black, with a light complexion, and in his late 20s, standing 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He has hair braided in long corn rows and crooked teeth. He was last seen wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411