Cops searching for man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in East Elmhurst

Suspect in East Elmhurst sexual assault
Police from the 115th Precinct are looking for this suspect who allegedly sexually abused a woman as she rode on an MTA bus in East Elmhurst last month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

A woman was the victim of alleged sexual abuse as she rode on board a moving MTA bus in East Elmhurst last month.

Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights are looking for a man who was on the same bus as the 25-year-old victim at around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22. The suspect was standing behind the victim when he “engaged in sexual contact with her without her consent,” police said. The man exited the bus at 23rd Avenue and 82nd Street at Landing Lights Park on the southern edge of LaGuardia Airport.

The victim was not physically injured, according to authorities. The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Tuesday and described him as in his late 20s, 5’3”, with a light complexion, heavy build, short black hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.