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Suspect sought in attempted rape of 10-year-old girl

The suspect pushed the girl to the ground and tried to rape her, police said. He fled after a car drove past them. (Credit: DCPI) The suspect pushed the child to the ground and tried to rape her, police said. He fled after a car drove past them. Credit: DCPI

Police are searching for a suspect they say tried to rape a 10-year-old girl in Queens earlier this week.

The suspect approached the child in the vicinity of 168th Street and Douglas Avenue in Jamaica shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, cops said. He then pushed the girl to the ground and tried to rape her. He then fled the scene after a car drove past them, police added.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.