Police carried out “high visibility patrols” in Aberdeen yesterday following the indecent assault of a 12-year-old girl in the city-centre.
A spokeswoman aid officers were following a “positive line of inquiry” following the incident, which took place on Park Place and Princes Street earlier in the week.
It is thought the youngster was followed through several streets before being grabbed from behind by a man in his 30s.
The victim was left “extremely distressed” but was not injured in the incident, which happened on Tuesday around 8.45am.
The attacker was described as being “of Indian appearance” with short, black hair and brown eyes.
He was wearing navy blue jeans, a red hooded top and a black rain jacket.
The girl is understood to have been walking to school at the time.
Police officers have been patrolling around nearby Hanover Street primary school and nursery since the attack.
And yesterday parents were urged to be “vigilant” by teachers, who advised them to drop their children off at school.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police are liaising with nearby schools to ensure parents are aware and have extra patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the community.”