Police are investigating after a 14 year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Basildon.
A man approached the victim in St Martins Square just before 3.30pm on Thursday, October 6 and made lewd comments to her.
The victim walked away but the man followed her and touched her inappropriately.
The victim has described the man as black, in his mid to late teens, of medium build, around 5ft 1in, with a black afro haircut, shaved at the sides.
He was described as wearing a black mid-length coat, black top, black cargo trousers, black trainers and a black rucksack.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Pc Nick Schneider at Basildon Police Station on 101.
People can also give information to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via an anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.