Hunt Suspect In Elmhurst Kid-Sex Attacks
Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with three sexual assaults that occurred in Elmhurst since November 2011.
Cops said the most recent incident took place on the morning of August 6, when the man drove up to a 13-year-old girl who was walking on Seabury Street in Elmhurst and showed her a piece of paper containing an address. The man asked the girl for directions to the address and then exposed himself to her, police said.
The girl, who was not injured, ran away from the car and alerted her parents, police said.
Police believe the suspect is the same man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of two young girls in Elmhurst in late 2011.
Cops said the suspect in those attacks first struck at about 8 a.m. on November 7, 2011 when he approached his first victim, a 12-year-old girl walking on 54th Avenue in Elmhurst.
The man showed the girl a piece of paper containing numbers and asked if she knew the address, police said. He then lured the girl into the car and molested her, police said.
The man struck again on December 2, 2011 when he approached another 12-year-old girl on 55th Avenue in Elmhurst and asked her for directions to an address written on a piece of paper, police said. The man lured the second victim into the car and molested her, police said.
The suspect in each attack is described as a Hispanic or white male, approximately 40-years-old and 6-feet-tall, with dark brown or black hair. In each incident, he approached the victims while driving a white sedan with a green, white and red-or-orange flag and eagle sticker on the driver’s door, police said.
Police this week re-released a sketch of the suspect, first circulated after the 2001 attacks.
Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.