Man sought for groping a 15-year-old girl on a Q19 bus in Flushing: NYPD

Police are looking for this suspect who allegedly pressed his genitals against a 15-year-old girl while riding a Q19 bus in Flushing. (NYPD)

A 15-year-old girl was the victim of sexual abuse onboard a Q19 bus in downtown Flushing on Thursday, Jan. 19, according to authorities.

It was reported to police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing that a man approached the teenager on an eastbound Q19 just before 7 a.m. on Jan. 19 and allegedly pressed his genital area against her body before exiting the bus outside the Main Street 7 train station. The suspect was last seen running down Main Street toward Roosevelt Avenue.

The NYPD released surveillance photos of the assailant sitting inside the bus.

(Photo courtesy of NYPD)

He is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and 190 pounds, with a medium complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He was wearing a black face mask, a dark T-shirt and a gray hoodie under a dark jacket, blue jeans and gray boots.  He also carried a camouflage backpack and a second smaller black backpack.

There is a reward of up to $3,500 for information that leads to the suspect’s arrest.

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