The NYPD is searching for a man they say has exposed himself and groped several young boys on different days in Seton Falls Park in the Edenwald neighborhood of the Bronx.
Police said the suspect approached a 13-year-old boy around 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8 and offered him money in exchange for help carrying his bags. When the boy agreed, the suspect led him into the park and grabbed his buttocks.
The suspect allegedly used a similar rouse on a 15-year-old boy around 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, leading the child into an isolated area of the park, where he exposed himself, started masturbating, asked the child to have sex with him and touched the victim.
The third incident happened around 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 when he grabbed a 12-year-old by the arm and pulled him into a wooded area of the park.
The suspect is described as a black man, 5-foot-3, with a slim build, shaved head and foreign accent. He wore brown sandals, a blue t-shirt and black shorts during at least one of the incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, submit their tip online at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text their tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.