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Cops seek SE Queens’ rape suspect

Authorities released a sketch of the suspect last week who police said they could not fully identify. In the four reported incidents, the earliest of which took place in November, the suspect approached the victims, displayed a knife, forced them into a secluded area and attempted to sexually assault them, according to police.The first incident occurred on Nov. 8 around 9 p.m. in the vicinity of 116th Avenue and Sutphin Blvd., police said. The victim was a 15-year-old girl.The second attack happened on Nov. 21 shortly after 9 p.m. around 109th Avenue and 155th Street, police said. The victim was also 15.The third attempted rape took place the next day around 6:30 p.m. around 109th Avenue and 157th Street. Police said the victim was 22 years old.The last attack occurred on Dec. 30 at 1:30 a.m. near 170-49 118 Ave. The victim was a 23-year-old woman.The first three incidents took place within the 103rd Precinct and the last in the area covered by the 113th Precinct.Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.Reach reporter Ivan Pereira by e-mail at or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 146.

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