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NYPD: Suspect Raped Victim After Climbing Ladder To Enter Residence

Queens Sex Assault Suspect (credit: DCPI)

Queens Sex Assault Suspect (credit: DCPI)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a suspect wanted in a brazen sex assault.

Authorities said a 24-year-old woman was raped on Dec. 9 around 4 a.m. in the Elmhurst section of Queens.

The suspect used a ladder to enter the woman’s residence through a bathroom window before he sexually assaulted the victim and fled, the NYPD said.

Police continue to investigate the incident and have released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a black or Hispanic man between 20 and 25 years old.

The suspect was also said to be wearing a grey knit cap, black waist-length nylon jacket, blue jeans, red and white sneakers and a Diesel brand brown belt.

Anyone with information 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.

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