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Police Search For Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Girl Inside A NYC Library

Queens library sex assault suspect (credit: NYPD)

Queens library sex assault suspect (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a man who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl inside a Queens Borough Public Library.

The girl was attacked inside of the building, located at 158-21 Jewel Ave. in Flushing, on Monday afternoon, police said.

As 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported, the assault, as well as a recent rape on the street, have residents such as Iris Waxman on edge.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports

“It shows that there isn’t any place that you should be lulled into a false sense of security,” Waxman said.

Police said the man sexually assaulted the girl at around 4 p.m. — a time Adam Spanenberg said the place is typically filled with children.

“It’s wide open. There’s just tables, you know, like, it’s pretty open,” he said. “There’s a lot of supervision, too. I don’t know why that would happen.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, 20-25 years old. Police said he is roughly 5-foot-10, weighs approximately 200 pounds, a light complexion with slick black hair that was pulled into a bun.

Anyone with information in regards 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.