Posted on October 25, 2011

DA: Teen Arrested, Charged in Connection with 2 Queens Sex Assaults

CBS New York, October 24, 2011

The Queens District Attorney says a 15-year-old has been charged and arrested in connection with two sex attacks in Queens.

Police say there have been a total of five attacks in the last four weeks and they are still investigating whether the same teen is connected to the other attacks.


{snip} The victims in both attacks were hit in the head.

The teenage suspect has been charged with 2 counts of attempted rape, 1 count of attempted sex abuse, 1 count of sex abuse and assault.


Investigators say security cameras caught a suspect in Queens Village earlier this month right after he attacked a woman.

Each attack took place after dark, beginning Sept. 22 in Queens Village when police say a 44-year-old woman was sexually assaulted while walking home around 1 a.m.

A suspect struck again in Queens Village on Oct. 7, stalking and attacking his victim at 11 p.m. as she walked home. Two days later, police said he pushed a 40-year-old woman to the ground and beat her on 145th Road at 1:15 a.m.

The suspect’s last two attacks were in Laurelton. First, police said he followed a 23-year-old woman leaving a bus stop at 11:35 p.m. on October 12.

Four days later, police said he struck again just a block away from the previous attack, hitting a 24-year-old woman on the back of her head before sexually assaulting her.