UPDATE: Arrest made in sexual assault against student

UPDATE: Police have arrested 26-year-old Jermaine Young in connection with the sexual assault of a student walking home

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -The mother of a girl who was sexually assaulted while on her way home from school says her daughter is working with detectives to create a sketch of the suspect.

Police say the attack happened Monday, April 7 at around 4:30 p.m.

The girl was walking home on Donald Street in Mobile when her mother says she was almost home and took a popular shortcut that leads to her neighborhood.

“My daughter is traumatized,” the girl’s mother told FOX10 News. “All the kids cut through there. I think he was watching her.”

The mother, who FOX10 news is not identifying, says her daughter was first walking home with a group of friends until she got closer her house.

She says she confronted at the pass-through.

The girl will now meet with detectives again on Wednesday, April 9 as the investigation continues.

“You have to be prayed up man. Just pray all the time,” said a concerned parent, shocked at the news. “I hope it don’t ever happen to anyone else’s family.”

Police described the suspect as a heavy set male, dark-skinned and bearded. Police believe he is in his 40s and was last seen in the area around Donald Street.

Anyone with information is encouraged to reach out to Mobile Police.

More details are expected in the case.

FOX10 News will continue to monitor the situation.

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