Queens crawling with cops desperate to find a pedophile targeting young children

Posted at 6:35 PM, May 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-05 18:43:44-04

QUEENS, NEW YORK (PIX11)– The massive manhunt for a sexual predator continues in South Ozone Park, Queens.

Detectives now have new surveillance video of the suspect and they’re hoping someone recognizes him and turns him in.
The man in the video, taken from a security camera, is wanted for three separate sex attacks on children as young as seven years of age.

The first attack was last Wednesday afternoon when a seven year old sitting on her stoop was fondled.

The guy you see only took off running when the young victim’s twelve year old sister began screaming for help. Parents here are all on edge.

The suspect struck again just three hours later inappropriately touching another seven year old girl a few blocks away.

That attack occurred when the little girl chased a ball which had bounced outside her family’s fenced in backyard.

Then on Thursday, detectives say this same guy stalked a fourteen-year-old girl as she walked home then exposed himself. This time cops say he was driving a tan colored van.

The suspect is described a dark skinned man in his 20’s, six feet tall, weighing about 160 pounds.

Last seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with white writing on the front and dark jeans.

He was carrying a backpack.

If you recognize the man in this video or have any information on this case you are urged to call the Crimestoppers Hotline. The number is 1 800 577-TIPS or on the web at
www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, all calls will be confidential.