CHICAGO (STMW) – Police are warning Southwest Side residents of the attempted sexual exploitation of child that happened this month near a Clearing neighborhood park.

The man made sexual comments to a young female about 4:15 p.m. Aug. 6 in the 6300 block of West 62nd Street, according to a community alert from Wentworth Area detectives.

The incident happened just west of Hale Park and Hale Elementary School.

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The man approached the “young female,” told her she was pretty, asked her to show him her “private parts” and asked her if she would touch his “private parts,” the alert said. The female fled into the Hale Park field house and saw the man enter a vehicle and drive away when she looked back.

He is described as a 50- to 60-year-old white man with reddish/blonde hair mixed with gray, the alert said. He had a large nose and freckles on his face. He was last seen wearing a blue and white checkered-shirt and blue jeans.

The vehicle is described as a white, mid-sized four-door with black stripe on the side, the alert said. There might be a spotlight on the driver’s side front.

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