City on high alert as search continues for Queens sex predator

Posted at 10:51 PM, May 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-05 22:52:14-04

Elected officials are now getting involved in the search for sex predator in Queens.

In fact the City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn is joining with the local councilman in South Ozone Park to hold an early morning press conference Monday.

They want to stop this guy before he strikes again.

While it’s dark and quiet tonight in South Ozone Park, a police command post signals that something is wrong here.

There’s a predator attacking young girls in this Queens neighborhood.

People want to know what could happen with their kids too.

But now at least, there is new surveillance video that shows the man police believe is responsible for as many as three assaults this past week.

The first attack was Wednesday afternoon. Police say a seven-year-old was sitting on the stoop of her house when the man grabbed her. The girl’s 12-year-old sister yelled and scared the guy off.

But he struck again only a few hours a later. The NYPD says a seven-year-old was in her drive way when cops say the man sexually abused her.

Detectives tell PIX11 a third incident on Thursday may have involved the same man. Cops say a man in a tan van stalked a 14-year-old girl as she walked home. This time he exposed himself.

Police are hoping that somebody knows who this guy is and his picture is plastered across the neighborhood.

Police say the suspect has a dark complexion, is in his 20’s and is about six feet tall, weighing 160 pounds. He has black hair and was seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with white writing, dark jeans and he carried a purple back pack.

If you think you know who this man is the NYPD wants to hear from you. You can call their Crime Stoppers hotline- 800-577-tips. All calls are confidential.