Saturday, September 7, 2013

Police Tie Forest Park Rape Suspect To Five Additional Sexual Assaults - Release New Sketch

Police have tied the man wanted in a Forest Park rape to five more sexual assaults around the area and have released a new sketch of the suspect.

Police have released a new sketch of the suspect wanted in the Forest Park rape and have tied him to five more sexual assaults around the area.  A $22,000 reward has been offered for information in the case. On August 26th a 69-year-old woman in Forest Park was tasered and raped while jogging.  In March a 23-year-old woman was tasered and then sexually assaulted in the park.


Police have connected the suspect wanted in a Forest Park rape last month to five more sexual assaults in the same area, according to the Queens Courier. 

The NYPD, which released a new sketch of the suspect Thursday, said the man allegedly attacked six different females, ranging from ages 13 to 69, between March 2011 and this August.

The latest assault occurred around 4:30 p.m. on August 26, according to police, when the victim, a 69-year-old woman, while jogging through the park, was approached by the suspect, who tasered and pushed her to the ground before raping her.

He is also accused of attempting to rape a 54-year-old jogger on March 25, 2011 in the park, and a 13-year-old on September 7 of the same year near Park Lane and Myrtle Avenue. Both incidents occurred in the morning.

The suspect allegedly then groped a 34-year-old woman at the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Park Lane South around 1 p.m. on August 15, 2012.

Later that year, on November 28, he also assaulted another woman. The 40-year-old victim, who was jogging with her dog, was approached by the suspect who touched her with his exposed genitalia.

On March 23 of this year, the suspect allegedly struck a 23-year-old woman with a stun gun and then tried to rape her in Forest Park.

A person was arrested for that sexual assault, but police later said they had the wrong man.

The suspect is described as white, 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with light brown hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black sweat pants during the August 26 incident.

A $22,000 reward has been offered for information in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Read More: 

Queens Courier -  September 5 2013 - By Cristabelle Tumola

A Walk In The Park - August 30, 2013 

A Walk In The Park - March 31, 2013 

Female Jogger Tasered, Sexually Attacked, & Robbed In Forest Park
A Walk In The Park -  March 30, 2013 - By Geoffrey Croft

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