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Police Searching for Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Women in Astoria and Jackson Heights

Dec. 17, 2019 By Allie Griffin

Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted multiple women in separate incidents in both Astoria and Jackson Heights.

The suspect first assaulted two women at an Astoria massage parlor near Steinway Street and 25th Avenue on Nov. 8. At about 8:45 p.m., the unidentified man grabbed a 54- and 35-year-old female employees inside the spa. He struggled with the two women, ultimately pushing them onto a couch and holding them down, police said.

He forced one of the women to perform a sex act while he physically assaulted both victims, police said. After the man fled the parlor, the women were treated at the scene by EMS.


This week, the suspect tried to assault another woman at a Jackson Heights wellness establishment near 77th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, police said.

He entered the facility and demanded sex from a 50-year-old female employee who refused. He pushed her onto a couch and laid on top of her. The victim fought him off and he fled with her cell phone, police said. She was evaluated by EMS at the scene and refused medical attention.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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