UPDATE: Cops release sketch of creepy man wanted for sex assaults near a Flushing park

Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD released on June 28 a sketch of a man who sexually assaulted three women in the area of Kissena Park in Flushing earlier this month.

Law enforcement agents describe the suspect as a 40-year-old Hispanic male standing 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds with a slim and muscular build, black and gray hair and a tattoo of a red and green star on the back of his arm above the elbow.

According to authorities, the first of the three incidents took place at 6:30 p.m. on June 10 in the area of Oak Avenue. Authorities said a 50-year-old woman was riding her bike near the park at Colden Street when she was approached by the suspect, who grabbed the woman off her bike and dragged her toward the park. He attempted to talk to the woman as he touched himself over his clothing. The woman managed to escape his clutches and fled the scene.

Two days later, at 10:15 a.m. on June 12, the suspect attacked a 24-year-old woman in the vicinity of Colden Street and Mulberry Avenue, authorities said. The man engaged her in conversation, then hugged her, kissed her on the cheek and groped her buttocks.

After he again touched himself over his clothing, police noted, the victim fled the scene on foot.

Finally, at 6:30 p.m. on June 15, the perpetrator assaulted a 41-year-old woman in the area of 56th Avenue and 148th Street. According to police, he grabbed the woman’s arms and tried to drag her into a nearby backyard; when the woman screamed, he let her go and fled inside a red vehicle.

All three incidents were reported to the 109th Precinct; there were no serious injuries reported.

The full sketch of the suspect
The full sketch of the suspect

Anyone with information regarding the pattern or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA). Information may also be shared on the Crime Stoppers website or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Updated 10:39 a.m., June 29

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