The NYPD is looking for a man wanted for at least two sex attacks against young girls in South Ozone Park.
Both incidents occured on May 1.
The first attack happened around 2:45 p.m., when the male suspect approached a 7-year-old girl on the front stoop of a home. He allegedly grabbed the girl’s buttocks before being chased away by her 14-year-old sister, who screamed for help.
About three hours later, at around 5:50 p.m., the same suspect allegedly fondled another 7-year-old girl in the vicinity of 115th Street and Sutter Avenue. In that incident, the girl was waiting in front of her driveway for a friend, who had gone to retrive a ball from a neighbor’s yard, when the suspect allegedly lured her into an alley and abused her.
Police shut down part of the block on 115th Street after the incident to search for the perpetrator.
The suspect is described as a male in his 20s with a dark complexion, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with black hair. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with unknown white writing on the front and dark jeans and carrying a purple backpack.
Police also suspect the perpetrator may be responsible for a third incident last Thursday in which a man allegedly followed a 13-year-old girl for several blocks in South Ozone Park before exposing himself to her. In that incident, the suspect escaped in a tan-colored van.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect and footage they believe shows the wanted man from survelliance cameras in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.