Suspect sexually assaults teen twice in Jackson Heights

Courtesy of NYPD

Police are seeking a man wanted for sexually assaulting a teen in Jackson Heights.

According to the NYPD, on Wednesday, July 3 at approximately 11 p.m. the suspect approached the 15 year old victim, showed him a black firearm and took the victim’s iPod. The suspect then force the victim to follow him to 37-28 89th Street where he sexually assaulted him, then the suspect proceeded in forcing the victim to 94-17 42nd Avenue where he sexually assaulted him again.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male between 20 to 27 years old, 5’4’’, 180 pounds, wearing brown pants, a white tank top and an orange baseball cap with a Yankees logo.

The NYPD has released a video capture before the incident.

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 or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.