New Suspect In String Of Sex Attacks

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 1:34pm

NYPD releases sketch of third man sought in connection with ten Brooklyn assaults.

New York police have released their sketch of a third suspect in the series of sex attacks that have put some Brooklyn neighborhoods on edge.

At a safety meeting Tuesday night, police showed a new sketch of a man believed to be behind at least one of the 10 sexual assaults in the Park Slope, Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights neighborhoods since March.

Police said most of the incidents occurred between 8:30 p.m. and 4 a.m., usually on a Friday or Saturday.

Most of the victims were petite women between the ages of 21 and 32.

In one case, a victim said she saw her assailant run to a cream-colored Chevrolet SUV.

Deputy Inspector Raul Pintos of NYPD's 72nd Precinct told meeting attendees Tuesday more officers have been deployed on the streets in response to the attacks.

Some of the officers are in uniform, while others are in plainclothes, he said.

Still, some women who attended the safety meeting said they weren't satisfied with what what they were being told.

"It feels like it's too vague, like we are not really getting information," said Alexandra Benavente. "And the only thing they are suggesting is that if you get attacked, scream. That's not really a way to feel safe."

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