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Butt slapper smiles in released sketch

By Eric Jankiewicz

LONG ISLAND CITY—There is a man on the loose who has an affinity for slapping butts.

Last month a man slapped a 31-year-old woman on her behind and police have now released a sketch to help their ongoing efforts to find the man who they describe as a 35-year-old Hispanic who is suspected of sexual abuse. In the sketch the man has a wry smile – slightly upturned left lip — and wears the red baseball cap he wore when he rode his bike past the woman and slapped her derrière.

The drive-by slap happened on April 22 in the light of day at 4 p.m. on Jackson Avenue and 23rd Street, according to police.

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