Police have released new video footage in hopes of catching a man who allegedly committed a criminal sex act against a 12-year-old girl in Ozone Park.
The victim and two other girls were talking at the corner of 116th Avenue and Lincoln Street around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a resident whose home security cameras captured the incident, when the suspect pulled up in his SUV, stopped, got out of the car and approached the three girls.
After speaking with them for a few minutes, said the resident, the victim “willingly” got into the suspect’s car, and he drove off down 116th Avenue.
Police said the suspect then drove to a nearby location where he exposed himself to the girl and sexually attacked her. The 12-year-old victim then got out of the car and ran to a nearby friend’s house, who called 9-1-1. She was then taken to Queens General Hospital where she was treated and released.
The suspect is described as a black male, estimated to be in his 20s, 6’ tall with black hair, brown eyes and a scruffy beard. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white undershirt, red jacket, red sneakers, a red and white baseball cap and a silver chain hanging to his waist.
His vehicle is described as a silver, four-door SUV, which is shown in the newly released video.
The SUV is also shown in another video police previously released approaching 116th Avenue from Lincoln Street and making a right turn onto 116th Avenue.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.