Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Suspect Wanted In Morningside Park Sex Assault

Police want to talk to this man about an alleged sexual assault in Morningside Park on Oct. 9, 2011. (credit: NYPD)
Police say this man sexually assaulted a 29-year-old woman in Morningside Park on Sunday Oct. 9, 2011 around 6:oo pm. (Credit: NYPD - via CBS)

An alert issued by Columbia University said that the woman had been walking on the upper path, near West 118th Street, when the attacker approached, according to DNAinfo. After a short conversation, the man sexually assaulted her, according to the alert.

The incident has renewed calls for increased security in the area, where two separate shooting incidents occurred in June.

The Parks Department said that a new Enforcement Patrol officer, paid for by Columbia University, had been assigned to Morningside Park following the shootings, but Friends of Morningside Park board member Brad Taylor told DNAinfo that sightings of the officer had been scarce.


While the New York Police Department is out in force hunting the serial groper – or gropers – who have attacked at least a dozen women in Brooklyn, there’s a new predator they want to catch as well.

Police say a woman was sexually assaulted in Morningside Park Sunday at around 6 p.m, according to WCBS.

The suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt, black doo rag and blue jeans.

Police say the suspect was caught on tape by a nearby surveillance camera.

morningsidepark2 NYPD Hunts Suspect Following Sex Assault In Morningside Park

If you have any information about this incident, police want you to contact Crime Stoppers. You can:

  • Call 1-800-577-8477 (TIPS). All calls are kept confidential.
  • Text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.
  • Log on to the Crime Stoppers website.

Watch surveillance video of the suspect below:

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DNAinfo- October 11, 2011 - By Olivia Scheck

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1 comment:

  1. Why would the Parks Department put a Park Enforcement Officer in the Park after shhotings, they are not armed. Shame on Brad just because you have not seen the officer lately does not mean he is not there, and what good is one officer for 7 hours. This is a Police matter