Surveillance images released of suspect in South Ozone Park sex attack

South Ozone Park surveillance images of sex attack
Police from the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park are searching for this man who allegedly sexually abused a woman in a playground on Saturday morning.(Courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD released new surveillance images late Tuesday night that provides a better look at the sexual predator they are hunting in South Ozone Park.

A woman was attacked on Saturday morning, June 18, as she walked near the intersection of 118th Street and North Conduit Avenue and police from the 106th Precinct are looking for the man who is believed to have snuck up on the 29-year-old victim at around 6 a.m. and grabbed her from behind. The suspect began to choke her and threw her to the ground, police said.

The assailant then dragged the woman into Lefferts Playground where he began to sexually assault her, according to the NYPD. The suspect took off running northbound on Lefferts Boulevard. The victim sustained non-life-threatening physical injuries during the attack and was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for treatment, police said.

The suspect is described as in his 20s, with a dark complexion, slim build, and curly hair and was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.