The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual, depicted in the attached surveillance photograph and video clip, who is wanted in connection to a sexual abuse incident, which occurred within the confines of the 72nd Precinct in Brooklyn.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at approximately 0555 hours, an unknown individual followed a 28-year-old female victim from the 45 Street and 4 Avenue subway station to the victim’s residence in the vicinity of 44th Street and 3rd Avenue.

The individual followed the victim into her apartment building and began to masturbate.

The individual proceeded to make sexual comments towards the victim and grabbed the victim with one hand, while he continued to masturbate.

The individual then grabbed the victim around the neck and punched her multiple times to the face and body, before fleeing westbound on 3rd Avenue on foot.

EMS responded and transported the victim to NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn in stable condition.

The individual is described as an adult male, Hispanic or Black, with a medium skin complexion and a slim build.

He was last seen wearing a dark navy blue hooded coat, a black backpack, a gray baseball hat, dark-gray camo khaki pants with large side pockets and black shoes.

A surveillance video clip and a photograph of the suspect are attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.