Cops Release Video of Suspected South Slope Sex Attacker

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in finding the suspect from the 16th Street sexual assault.

Police released a video of the suspected attacker from .

According to cops, at about 5:05 a.m., a Hispanic man in his 40s approached a woman from behind while she was walking on 16th Street, sexually abused her and fled the scene.

The 22-year-old victim refused medical attention following the attack, according to police.

The NYPD said that the suspect weighs around 140 pounds, stands approximately 5-foot-4 and was wearing a red baseball cap, camouflage pants and carrying a shoulder bag.

The video attached was taken from area surveillance cameras and shows the suspect walking before the attack.

It is not known if the suspect is believed to be connected to .

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 at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.

Steve LeVine May 24, 2012 at 02:22 PM
What about the reports that the witnesses had caught the perp/suspect and that the cops let him go on the scene?
Aaron Brashear May 24, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Wait, so now we release video of an "attacker" of a crime that yesterday the 72nd Pct. said did not occur...very interesting.
Aaron Brashear May 24, 2012 at 02:44 PM
You mean men...the two responding officers.
Lauren Evans May 24, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Hi Steve, all we've been able to confirm with police is that the response is being investigated. We'll definitely update the story when we hear more.
Randy McKelvey May 24, 2012 at 10:13 PM
How INTERESTING. Looks like the story was pulled from Park Slope Patch. The incident is still described in this news report: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/05/23/woman-attacked-in-brooklyn-could-be-the-work-of-a-serial-groper/


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