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Cops release surveillance images of Queens College attempted sexual assault suspect

Police believe this man is a suspect in an attempted sexual assault near Queens College. Images courtesy NYPD
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Police released surveillance images of a man they believe is a suspect in the attempted sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman near Queens College earlier this month.

The victim had been approached from behind and punched in the back of her head Nov. 1, as her attacker covered her mouth and threatened her, police said.

After she was pushed to the ground around Melbourne Avenue and Kissena Boulevard, the suspect tried to remove her undergarments, the NYPD said.

But, a passerby noticed what was happening and yelled at the suspect, who was described as a white man between 20 and 30 years old, police said.

Detectives later managed to retrieve a surveillance photo of the suspect as he boarded a bus, and released the image Saturday in hopes that someone could identify him, according to cops.

Reach managing editor Christina Santucci by e-mail at timesledgerphotos@gmail.com by phone at 718-260-4589.

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Reader Feedback

Johnny from Flushing says:
Looks more like a light-skin Hispanic.
Nov. 17, 2013, 12:37 pm
Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
I wish just one time I would encounter some piece of —— doing that to an innocent victim. Lets put a bullet in his head and not waste money keeping him in prison!
Nov. 18, 2013, 1:18 pm
Mike from Flushing says:
Pretty sure thats a hispanic male if I've ever seen one
Nov. 18, 2013, 2:05 pm
Autumn from QC says:
Um... That is not a white guy. This statement needs amended so this creep can get caught.
Nov. 18, 2013, 4:08 pm
AG from QC says:
Another example of political correctness used to protect the guilty.
Nov. 18, 2013, 4:45 pm
anon from queens says:
looks like an illegal to me
Nov. 19, 2013, 12:41 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
Sure a white guy! Does that look like a white guy to anyone out there! Sure looks like a dominican to me!
Nov. 20, 2013, 4:54 pm

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