Jackson Heights man cuffed for punching and sexually assaulting a woman in Flushing

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A Jackson Heights man has been arrested for allegedly attacking and sexually assaulting a woman on a Flushing street.

At 2 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2018, Jose Montes, 32, allegedly approached a 56-year-old woman in the vicinity of 165th Street and Sanford Avenue and punched her several times in the face.

Montes then allegedly put his hands down the victim’s pants and penetrated her with his fingers. Police say that Montes then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital, where she was treated and released.

After receiving a tip from Crime Stoppers, police say, Montes was arrested on Jan. 12. He was charged with sexual abuse, assault and harassment.

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