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Police Search For Man Who Assaulted Boy At South Street Seaport

Boy Was In Restroom At Pier 17 When Man Assaulted Him
South Street Seaport Assailant

Police on Saturday released this sketch of a man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy at the South Street Seaport. (Credit: NYPD)

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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