Police are looking for a man who they say viciously beat and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl in a Bronx park.
The NYPD on Tuesday released images of the suspect taken by a surveillance camera.
The teen met the man just before 5 a.m. Monday at the Gun Hill Road subway station and the two walked toward Bronx Park, investigators said. Once near the corner of Bronx Boulevard and East 213th Street, the man beat and kicked the girl in the head and then sexually assaulted her, police said.
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The man fled east on East 213 Street after the attack.
The teen suffered “significant” injuries to her head and was taken to Montefiore Medical Center Hospital, police said. She sustained a fractured pelvis, lost teeth and bruises to her head, police said.
“We believe she fought very hard,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told ABC7.
The suspect is described as having a medium build and is approximately 25 years old. He was last seen wearing a black Champion hooded sweatshirt with a “C” logo, blue jeans, black gloves and gray Timberland boots. His lips were also scabbed, police said.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.