Published: Feb 11, 2013 3:04 PM EST
Updated: Feb 14, 2013 1:37 PM EST

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­NORTH PORT, Fla.- The North Port Police Department is actively investigating an incident that involves a prowler in the North Chamberlain Boulevard area. In the past several weeks, the suspect (described as a white male, wearing all dark clothing) has been peeping through windows, apparently targeting young female teenagers.

On Thursday, the North Port Police Department received a reported sexual battery case involving a 12-year-old girl by an unknown perpetrator. At this time, it is unknown if this case is related to the prowler incidents; however, it did occur in a vicinity of where the prowler was seen. As a reminder, we ask our citizens to report any suspicious persons and activity as our investigators are diligently working the prowler and sexual battery case. This is all the information available at this time.

If you have any information on this case please contact Detective Brian Chippendale at (941­) 429­-7330 or bchippendale@northportpd.com. Callers may also use the NPPD Tip line at (941) 429­-7382 or call (941)­ 366­-TIPS (8477). Informants can text TIP109 + message to C­R­I­M­E­S (274637).