Boy Was In Restroom At Pier 17 When Man Assaulted Him

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday released a sketch of a suspect who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy at the South Street Seaport earlier this week.

The boy was shopping at the shopping mall at Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport around 7:45 p.m. this past Tuesday, when he walked into a restroom. The man approached the boy and sexually assaulted him, police said.

The suspect was described as a man between 30 and 45, standing 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium complexion, and brown and gray hair with facial hair. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and gray sweat pants, police said.

Police released a sketch of the suspect Saturday.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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