Cops seek suspect after teen sexually assaulted in Canarsie

November 11, 2019 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Cops are looking for the man they say sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in Canarsie earlier this month.

According to police, at around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, the young girl met with an older man and engaged in conversation. The two then headed to a home near East 102nd Street and Avenue M where, cops say, the girl was sexually assaulted.

She was later taken to an area hospital where she was treated and released.

The suspect is described as a man with a thin build, long dreadlocks and a goatee. Police say he is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, 165 pounds and anywhere from 20 to 25 years old.

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The man was last seen wearing a red bubble jacket, dark jeans and multi-colored sneakers.

In Brooklyn South, which encompasses the 69th Precinct where this incident occurred, reports of rape are up nearly 7 percent year-to-date from 234 in 2018 to 250 in 2019.

Citywide, reported incidents of rape are also up year-to-date.


Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at ‪1-800-577-TIPS‬ (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at, or by tweeting @NYPDTips. All calls are confidential.

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