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Suspect in rape has blond dreadlocks: Cops

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ASTORIA — The New York Police Department was looking for help finding a suspect wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in Astoria, police said.

According to police, a 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the vicinity of Astoria Boulevard and 18th Street within the 114th Precinct.

Police described the suspect, 27-year-old James Peeples, as a 6-foot-6 black man weighing about 230 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair and blonde-highlighted dreadlocks.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public could also submit tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.

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