Police: 1 Suspect Behind 6 Sex Attacks In Queens
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police are canvassing a neighborhood in Queens and handing out flyers in hopes of finding a suspect wanted for sexually attacking six women since 2011.
The daylight assaults occurred in and around Forest Park. Most happened along Park Lane South at the southern edge of the park.
In the last two attacks in August and March, the suspect used an electric stun gun to knock his victims to the ground, police said. The latest victim was a 69-year-old jogger on Aug. 26. In March, the suspect assaulted a 23-year-old jogger, police said.
In November 2012, police said he exposed himself to a 40-year-old woman as she jogged with her dog and rubbed himself against her before fleeing.
Police said the suspect also tried to rape a 13-year-old girl in September 2011.
The suspect is described as a white man 30 to 40 years old, about 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 inches tall.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit the Crime Stoppers website or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
A $22,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to a conviction.
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