The reported incident took place Monday evening in the area of Harrison Avenue near Walnut Street.
A 9-year-old female victim reported to police she was playing with several friends when a man picked her up.
When she began screaming, the girl says the suspect dropped her to the ground and then fled toward the area of Springfield Road.
The suspect is described as a black male, about 20 years of age, with very short hair, a teardrop tattoo under his left eye, a goatee and moustache. He was wearing a white sleeveless t-shirt, tan cargo shorts, and black and blue colored sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Clifton Heights Police at 610-623-3242 or 911.