Sex Attack Suspect Sought

Michael Gianaris

April 18, 2012

The Queens Gazette investigates the recent attack on a 30-year old woman in Sunnyside by a man who is suspected to be involved in similar attacks in Jackson Heights.

Queens detectives are trying to determine if a man who stalked and groped a 30-year-old Sunnyside woman early Sunday morning, is the same suspect sought in connection with a series of recent attacks in Jackson Heights.


The victim in the Easter Sunday attack told investigators the man followed her when she exited a nearby No. 7 train at about 5:45 a.m. on April 8.


“The recent uptick in sex-related attacks in our neighborhood is intolerable. We must do everything in our power to find this criminal and punish him to the full extent of the law. Women in our community should feel comfortable riding the subway, walking the streets and going about their daily activities without feeling threatened. I am glad the victim was not harmed further and I encourage women in our neighborhood to use extra caution when traveling alone until this miscreant is apprehended,” Gianaris said.

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