Michelle Kim

Suspect With ‘Only the Strong Survive' Tattoo Arrested in Rape of Woman in Queens

What to Know

  • Police are looking for a suspect in the rape of a woman in South Ozone Park, Queens, over the weekend
  • The suspect is identified as 24-year-old George Persaud, who has distinctive tattoos
  • Police say he took the woman to a secluded area while showing a fake gun, and raped her early Sunday

Police say they've arrested a suspect in the rape of a woman who was allegedly taken to a secluded area at gunpoint in Queens and attacked last month. 

Police said the suspect, 24-year-old George Persaud, approached the 40-year-old victim in South Ozone Park sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, and showed a fake gun. The suspect then forcibly took the woman to a secluded area, where he raped her, police said.

Persaud, who had a distinctive tattoo across his chest that says "Only the strong survive," and a nautical star on his right hand, was arrested Wednesday and was being interviewed at the 112th Precinct station. 

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