Crime and Courts

Chief investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst on crime, corruption and terrorism.

Boy, 14, Sexually Assaulted, Suspect Sought: Police

Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old teenage boy in a Bronx building.

Officials say the suspect, who is in his 20s, followed the victim into a building and started a conversation with him when he allegedly sexually assaulted the victim.
 
The suspect then fled the building, running toward Westchester Ave., police said.
 
The suspect is described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black winter jacket, a brown hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown work boots, and a brown baseball cap with yellow NY letters. Police say he was carrying a long black umbrella.
 
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
 
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