Police: Man Threw Girl To Ground, Sexually Assaulted Her, In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were asking for help from the public in finding the man who attacked and sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in the Bronx.

Around 4:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, the man came up to the girl from behind at Jerome Avenue and 183rd Street, police said.

The suspect threw the girl to the ground and choked her, and then sexually assaulted her before running off, police said.

The suspect was described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male about 25 years old, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white Adidas hat, a yellow Aeropostale shirt, and blue jeans.

Police have released a surveillance photo of a man identified as the suspect, and a video of him with the girl.

A surveillance image of a suspect in the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl in the Bronx on Monday, Sept. 8. (Credit: NYPD)

A surveillance image of a suspect in the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl in the Bronx on Monday, Sept. 8. (Credit: NYPD)

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

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