2017-06-28 / Features

Search On For Two Men In Maspeth Sex Assault

By Liz Goff
Police are searching for two men wanted for questioning in connection with the sexual assault of a teenager who was found unconscious and half-naked in Maspeth early on June 25th.

A passerby found the 17-year-old girl sprawled on a sidewalk at 70th Street and 47th Avenue in Maspeth at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning and called police. The teen’s outer clothing had been removed and she was wearing only part of her underwear when she was found, a law enforcement source said.
Sources said the teen was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where doctors were able to confirm she had been sexually assaulted.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said investigators were able to talk to the teen to determine where she had been on Sunday night prior to the attack.
Sources said the teen was found nine blocks from City Snookers Pool Hall on Broadway near 76th Street, where she was last seen at about 10 p.m. on June 24, having drinks with a few friends.
The victim’s worried mother called one of her friends at about 1:45 a.m. on Sunday when the teen failed to return home, a police source said. The friend said she last saw the teen outside the pool hall with two unknown males. The teen walked away with the men moments later, the friend said.
The men returned to the pool hall about 30 minutes later without the teen, a police source said. “Her friend got worried and went out to look for her,” the source said. “She couldn’t find her.” The friend told police that the two men later said they took the girl home because she was vomiting, the source said.
Cops found the teen’s clothing, including two sweaters and her handbag, about two hundred feet from where she was laying, police said.
“She doesn’t fully remember what happened,” Boyce said. Detectives are searching for the two men, Boyce explained. “We want to talk to them.”
Detectives at the Queens North Special Victims Squad were hoping to speak further with the victim some time this week, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CrimeStoppers HOTLINE at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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