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Tattooed man wanted in connection with raping of woman in South Ozone Park: NYPD

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Police were looking for a tattooed man who they believe recently raped a woman in South Ozone Park.

According to police, between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Dec. 30, 24-year-old George Persaud allegedly approached a 40-year-old woman and displayed a fake firearm. He then allegedly forced the woman into a secluded area where Persaud raped her, police said.

EMS took the victim to an area hospital for evaluation.

Sources familiar with the investigation indicated that there doesn’t seem to be a connection between Persaud and the victim, and that the rape occurred near where the victim lives.

Persaud is described as having brown eyes, dark hair with shaved fade on side, facial hair on face and chin, standing 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds.

On Jan. 2, the NYPD released images of Persaud, which included an image of his chest tattoo that says “Only The Strong Survive.” He also has a nautical star on his right hand, and tattoos on his right knuckles.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Posted 12:00 am, January 6, 2019
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OBSERVER says:
well they have his name and information. move it along folks this is just another victim who was violated when he was very young.
Jan. 6, 4:24 am
Jr from Bayside says:
Hey coumo why dont you grant clemency to this guy? Drug dealers got off the hook with you. Oh wait, you draw the line with rapists? But Im in the minority, you were voted in by a huge margin, so when the morons that voted for you see their precious kids and grandkids with a needle in their arm, I hope they remember you gave clemency to a dope dealer.
Jan. 6, 12:01 pm
JL from Queens says:
Dont worry he will be given a comfy cell In the middle of someone's neighborhood and in about 8 years, he will be let out into society again and be raping someone else only a couple of blocks away from where he did his time.
Jan. 6, 12:35 pm
Celtic from Bayside says:
Just another reminder to always keep your head up when there are Hispanics and Blacks around. I don't make the rules, I just follow them.
Jan. 7, 1:05 am

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