Sexual Assaults in southeast Queens
In most incidents, the perp, armed with a knife, approaches the victim, forces her to a secluded area and sexually assaults her.
The first rape occurred on November 8 of last year. The victim was 15 years old.
Another 15-year-old was attacked on November 21; and the next day a 22-year-old was raped.
On December 30, the suspect attacked a 23-year-old woman; on January 9 of this year a 29-year-old was the victim; three days later the perp allegedly attacked an 18-year-old.
The next attack occurred on May 10 when a 17-year-old was attacked; and another incident happened on July 9 behind 121-02 Merrill Street, when a 16-year-old was raped.
A second suspect reportedly sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman on July 8 behind 224-50 Edgewood Avenue. The victim had been waiting at a bus stop.
With additional reporting by Stephen J. Bronner