Wednesday, October 26, 2011
One Queens perv caught, another on the loose
From CBS New York:
A suspect is being sought in connection with yet another sex crime in Queens.
Police said that last Thursday a suspect approached 22-year-old woman at the Seneca Avenue M Line subway station and grabbed her breast and private area. The suspect then fled the station for the street, authorities said.
The suspect is said to be a Hispanic man, between 25-30 years old and approximately 5-foot-5. He was last seen wearing a hooded ECKO sweatshirt and blue jeans.
From the NY Times:
A 15-year-old Queens youth has been arrested on charges that he tried to rape two women this month, part of what the authorities say is a pattern of five attacks in the borough’s southeastern section that began in late September.
The youth, whose name was not released, is said by prosecutors to have attacked a 40-year-old woman on Oct. 9 and a 24-year-old woman on Oct. 16, both in Laurelton. In the two cases, prosecutors said, the youth punched the women and tore at their clothes, leaving them bruised and bleeding. He is charged with assault, two counts of attempted rape, one count of attempted sex abuse and one count of sex abuse.
The police said the suspect was arrested Sunday and charged Monday after being identified by victims in two lineups.
Because he is a juvenile, the suspect would face up to eight years in prison if convicted, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. A police spokesman declined Monday evening to say how the youth was caught.