Oct. 21, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
Police have released a sketch of man wanted for an alleged sex attack inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park earlier this month.
The NYPD said the suspect approached a 34-year-old woman on a footbridge inside the park at around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 and grabbed her from behind. He then sexually abused the woman before fleeing northbound through the park, police said.
The incident took place on the bridge near exit 22 on the Van Wyck Expressway.
Police said the woman was not physically injured and did not need medical attention
No other details surrounding the attack have been released.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
I’m sorry about this awful experience, just can’t imagine what it must have felt to be ambushed and attacked 😔
To think that when I lived in Forest Hills I used to go there all the time, although not past dark but yes as early as 05:30 during the Summer, never have I seen anything suspicious nor felt unsafe.
I hope they catch this poor excuse of a man.