The incident took place shortly after 3pm on Tuesday (June 21) when the girl was walking on the path leading from Stradbroke Road to Coisley Hill.
It was here that a man allegedly approached her, grabbed her by the throat and sexually assaulted her.
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The man is described as white, about 5 feet 6 tall, by a muscular build with red spots on his face, blue / gray eyes and graying stubble. He was wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt, black or gray pants or jeans, dark-colored shoes or boots, a black hat with a fold around the edge and a black face covering.
Detective Chris Ronayne, who is leading the investigation, said: “The victim of this attack has shown great bravery in reporting this to us and she continues to be supported by her family and specialist services.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was in this area at the time of the attack and may have noticed something suspicious, please contact us. Have you seen anyone strolling in the area or behaving suspiciously?
“We are particularly keen to talk to two schoolgirls who the victim saw as she walked along the path. Please come forward and talk to us as you can help us with our investigation.”
Anyone with information that may help the investigation, please call 101 indicating event number 700 on June 21st.