Bronx teen accused of raping 11-year-old girl found dead

Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 16:32:50-04

Police shared a sketch of a teen wanted for raping an 11-year-old girl in a Bronx park bathroom. (NYPD)

MORRISANIA, the Bronx — A teenager accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Bronx park earlier this month was found dead of an apparent suicide, police sources say.

Police found 16-year-old Zevin Agusto dead on Monday.

Agusto is accused of raping the girl on Oct. 14, an NYPD spokesperson said. He’d asked her to come into a  public bathroom at Hilton White Park and then attacked her.

The girl went home and told people there what had happened. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The victim knows her attacker “from the neighborhood,” but she doesn’t know him well at all, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

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