Sioux Falls Police Department Public Information Officer Sam Clemens says a 15-year-old girl was attacked on Thursday afternoon while walking near 12th Street and South Summit Avenue.

"A man walked up and asked the girl if she had some cigarettes. The 15-year-old said she was to young to smoke. He grabbed her by the hair and began punching her. She was hit several times and then it ended. The man was still around the area. Police arrived and he was arrested for abuse or cruelty to a minor. The girl did not have any serious injuries and did not need to go to the hospital."

Clemens says the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Adam BearRobe, had been drinking.

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