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Police: Man Raped 41-Year-Old Woman In Queens Cemetery

Queens Cemetery Rape Suspect (credit: NYPD)

Queens Cemetery Rape Suspect (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have released a sketch of a man wanted for raping a woman in a Queens cemetery.

The incident happened near Corona Avenue at approximately 4:45 a.m. Monday.

Police said the suspect pulled a knife and threatened to stab a 41-year-old woman. The suspect then forced the victim to a nearby cemetery where he raped her, police said.

The victim was treated at a local hospital and released, police said.

Police describe the suspect as 25 to 30 years old, between 150 and 175 pounds with brown eyes and spiked black hair.

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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.