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Police: Suspect Sexually Assaulted Girl, 10, In Queens Elevator

(credit: NYPD)

(credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for help in finding a sex assault suspect wanted for attacking a young girl inside an apartment elevator.

The suspect sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in the elevator of a building in the vicinity of Colden Street and Franklin Avenue in Flushing, Queens before fleeing the scene, authorities said.

The suspect is described as an Asian man, between 45 and 55 years old, 5-foot-4 and between 165 and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing tan shorts and a green shirt with blue stripes.

Authorities have released a sketch of the alleged perp.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.