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A Queens woman was raped on Tuesday as she was reportedly near her Corona home.


Police are looking for a suspect who raped a Queens woman as she was heading to her home Tuesday night.

The man approached the 32-year-old victim from behind at about 11:50 p.m. as she was on 46th Avenue in Corona, according to authorities and published reports.

He then took her into a corner, sprayed her in the face with an unknown substance and raped her, cops said. The suspect fled after the woman bit him.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition where she was treated and later released, according to police.

Authorities describe the suspect as a Hispanic man in his 30s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 180 pounds, with black hair that was in a ponytail.

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.

 

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