Family asks for help finding alleged attacker

A Bronx family is asking for the public's help in finding a man who allegedly assaulted their 12-year-old daughter, shattering her jaw.

Steven Pellecier, 12-year-old Shellsie's older brother, says he was walking with his sister near the Pelham Houses when they were approached by a man. Pellecier says a scuffle ensued and then Shellsie was punched in the jaw and fell to the ground unconscious.

Shellsie, who is a member of the 49th Precinct Explorer Program, is now terrified of walking alone. She is undergoing another surgery on her jaw Thursday.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."