Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted two 7-year-old girls in Queens on Wednesday.
The suspect approached the first victim at approximately 2:45 p.m. on the stoop of her home in South Ozone Park and grabbed her buttocks, police said. The victim's 12-year-old sister yelled at the suspect and he ran off.
About three hours later, the suspect approached another 7-year-old female who was in the driveway of her home, also in South Ozone Park. He forced the girl to perform a criminal sexual act and then fled the location. [videoembed id=144649]
Police believe the same suspect is responsible for both crimes. He is described a dark-skinned male in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1 and weighing about 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with white writing on the front, dark jeans and a purple backpack.
Anyone with information in regards to either of the above crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (5477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.