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Police: Suspect Groped And Exposed Himself To Victim, 15, Inside Library

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in an incident of forcible touching in Queens.

Authorities said the incident took place inside the Queens Public Library in Astoria on March 4 around 6 p.m.

The 15-year-old victim was approached by a suspect who grabbed her crotch and exposed his genitals to the victim.

The suspect then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Middle Eastern man, between 40 to 45 years old. He was wearing a tan jacket, grey hat, black shirt and blue jeans.

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.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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