A sexual assault—reminiscent of those that roiled the area —occurred in Park Slope Wednesday morning.
According to police, the attack took place around 5:20 a.m. on 16th Street between 4th and 5th avenues. Witnesses told police that a female had been groped in the "front midsection" by a Hispanic male.
According to officers in the 72nd Precinct, the victim was not on the scene when police arrived, though the initial caller claimed to know where she was, and that they would go get her.
The officers reported that they left the scene after allegedly waiting "for some time," but were called back a short time later by the same caller, who still did not have the victim present. The officers left again, and no arrests have been made.
The crime—as well as its handling by police—are both being investigated, and video footage is being reviewed, police said.
The incident recalls a in the area that started in March and stretched until . The result of the attacks was , according to the former Commanding Officer of the 78th precinct, Deputy Inspector John Argenziano.
The assaults prompted a number of residents to fight back, forming such alliances as the and in Park Slope and in Windsor Terrace, all dedicated to ensuring that women get home from the subway safely. There were two rallies, one of which .
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Brooklyn Bike Patrol:
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- Twitter: @BKbikepatrol
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