Search is on for alleged suspect who sexually assaulted multiple women in the area

By Loulou Chryssides

Police are searching for a suspect in a string of alleged sexual assaults around Astoria and Jackson Heights. Authorities say that the man in question grabbed and sexually assaulted  two women at an Astoria massage parlor, located on Steinway Street and 25th Avenue. The suspect also forced one of the women to perform a sex act on him while he assaulted both victims.

This week, the same alleged suspect entered a wellness center, located on Roosevelt Avenue and 77th Street, and forced himself on top of a female employee who fortunately fought the man off. 

Authorities have released the above photo of the suspect in question. If you have any information regarding the aforementioned incidents, or about this suspect’s identity, please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You may also submit any tips on the NYPD Crime Stoppers website, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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