Police in Swansea, Illinois, are looking for potential witnesses of an alleged sexual assault of a child over the weekend.

Police said they are attempting to confirm the report of an 8-year-old being groped through her clothes near the area of Fullerton Road and Old Fullerton Road in Swansea.

Police said the victim described the incident to her guardian. She said a man came up behind her, held her mouth and forcibly touched her over her clothing at around 5:30 Sunday evening. The man then ran to the Metro Station area.

The child described the suspect as a white man in his 50s or 60s with a white beard. Police said he was wearing a white, black and blue plaid shirt, had glasses in the pocket of the shirt and was wearing a cell phone clipped to his waistband.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Swansea Police Department at (618) 233-8114.