Man wanted in rape of Flushing massage parlor employee

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Police are looking for a man who they say went to a Flushing massage parlor Tuesday afternoon and raped his masseuse.

The attack happened at a parlor near Union Street and 37th Avenue at about 3:30 p.m.

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According to authorities, the suspect, who was captured on surveillance video, entered the business and asked for a massage. Once he was inside a private room with a 40-year-old female employee, he raped the woman and fled the massage parlor.

The victim was taken to Queens Hospital Center for treatment and evaluation.

Authorities describe the suspect as a light-skinned Hispanic man who is 23 to 27 years old, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 to 160 pounds with black hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a gray tank top, blue jeans and black boots and carrying a duffel bag with a Nike logo.

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.