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Girl, 12, sexually assaulted in Queens

The suspect approached the 12-year-old girl near Lincoln Street and 116th Avenue and engaged her in conversation before having her enter his car. (Credit: DCPI) The suspect approached the 12-year-old girl near Lincoln Street and 116th Avenue and engaged her in conversation before they got into his car. Credit: DCPI

Police are searching for a man they say lured a 12-year-old girl into his vehicle and committed a criminal sex act in Queens on Sunday.

The suspect approached the victim near the corner of Lincoln Street and 116th Avenue in South Ozone Park about 2:30 p.m., police said. He engaged her in conversation and then had her get into his car.

Once inside the vehicle, the suspect drove to a nearby location, exposed himself and committed a criminal sex act. The victim managed to get out of the car and ran to a friend's house, who called 911, police said.

The girl was treated at an area hospital and released.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect as well as footage of his vehicle.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a silver 4-door SUV. (Credit: DCPI) The suspect's vehicle is described as a silver 4-door SUV. Credit: DCPI

He is described as a black male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and weighing 200 lbs. He has black hair, brown eyes and a scruffy beard. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white undershirt, red jacket, red sneakers, a red and white baseball cap and a silver chain hanging to his waist.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

 
 
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