Suspect choked, tried to rape 15-year-old girl in St. Albans: cops

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Video courtesy of NYPD

Detectives investigating the summertime attempted rape of a 15-year-old girl on a St. Albans street released a surveillance video Tuesday of the suspect in a bid to identify and arrest him.

The suspect was having a conversation with the victim near 109th Road and Farmers Boulevard about 11 p.m. on July 12 when he started choking the girl until she passed out, police said. He then attempted to rape her before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Police describe the suspect as a black man in his 20s, with a tattoo on the right side of his neck and arm. He was last seen wearing red Adidas track pants and a red Adidas shirt.

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.