A man sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in a Bronx alley Sunday morning, police said.
The man started following the girl near E. 174th St. and Weeks Ave. at about 11 a.m., as she was walking to a bodega.
He told her he had a gun and forced her into the alley where he assaulted her, officials said.
He ran off. The girl ran for help and someone called 911.
She was taken to an unspecified area hospital and is in stable condition, police said.
The girl told cops she did not see a gun.
No arrest has been made. Cops are canvasing the area for witnesses and security video, they said.