Police officer assaulted in Park Slope while investigating sex crimes

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The suspect, pictured here, assaulted a police officer after the cop asked him about a recent forcible touching incident in the area. Credit: DCPI

While investigating a series of recent forcible touching incidents in Park Slope, a police officer was assaulted by a man she was questioning, police said.

Officers were in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street about 3:40 p.m. Monday when one of the officers stopped to question a man about the gropings. The man then assaulted the officer and fled the scene.

The officer was treated for a dislocated shoulder at Methodist Hospital.

Police released the above photo of the suspect, who was wearing a T-shirt featuring the band A Perfect Circle.

Meanwhile, police released a sketch of a man wanted for groping an 11-year-old girl in the same neighborhood last week. The victim was walking in front of 397 Fourth St. on Nov. 8 when the suspect approached her from behind and squeezed her buttocks, police said.

The suspect is between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 with a slim build.

It is not yet clear whether the suspect who groped the 11-year-old girl is the same suspect who assaulted the officer, police said, though that was the incident the assaulted officer was investigating.

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Police released this sketch of the suspect wanted for groping an 11-year-old girl in Park Slope on Nov. 8. (Credit: DCPI)

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