Homeless man arrested in attempted abduction of 12-year-old in Astoria: NYPD

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A homeless man was arrested Monday night in the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old Astoria girl, the NYPD said.

Police allege Houshang Hakimi, 69, pulled his light colored SUV alongside the girl in the vicinity of 49th Street and Ditmars Avenue and attempted to lure her into his vehicle during the afternoon of March 5 . Police said the victim refused and the suspect fled the location when the child’s babysitter approached.

The NYPD said Hakimi was arrested at a Wards Island shelter Monday night and charged with acting in a manner injuring a child younger than 17 years old as well as being a sex offender who failed to report a change of address.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4538.

Posted 12:49 pm, March 11, 2014
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anon from queens says:
Queens....vibrant....diverse......and full of walking trash! Keep allowing foreigners in USA government, go right ahead, It's blown up in your face already multiple times.. . you see What's happening and you keep allowing foreign filth to run our streets!
March 12, 2014, 5:19 am
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
While I do have an issue with some third world immigrants in my community of Jamaica who toss trash everywhere and do not clean up in front of their property or pave over all the green grass, this type of incident comes more from Americans than immigrants.
March 12, 2014, 1:50 pm

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