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A 15-year-old girl was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by a man she met at a Bronx subway station Monday morning
Police say the victim and the suspect walked to Bronx Park together and the man attacked
The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect on Tuesday morning; they said he is about 25 years old
Police are searching for a man in newly released surveillance video who they say brutally beat and sexually assaulted a teenage girl in a Bronx park.
The new video shows the suspect — described by police as a 25-year-old man with scabs on his lips — running quickly down Bronx Boulevard following the attack early Monday morning, police said.
Police got a call on Monday morning about a girl at Montefiore Hospital who had been severely beaten near the Gun Hill Road subway station in the borough’s Olinville neighborhood.
Police said the girl met a man at the station after getting off a northbound 2 train. The two of them walked together to Bronx Park, near the corner of Bronx Boulevard and East 213 Street.
At about 4 a.m., the man attacked her. He beat and kicked her in the head several times before sexually assaulting her, police said. He then ran off.
The girl was unconscious after the attack, but came to at about 6 a.m. A good Samaritan helped her and brought her to the hospital.
Police said the teen has bruising to her head, missing teeth, and a broken pelvis.
Detectives were still in the park gathering evidence on Monday night. Residents living in the area said they were sickened and on edge after learning of the attacks.
"You know I'm very concerned, I think I could take care of myself but I don't know," said Katina Riullano.
Anyone with information about the attackers should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.