Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Borough Park Molester: Old news, but Not Yet Solved

The news about a child molester on the loose is an on-going story for neighboring Borough Park. The Daily News article implies that there was a Borough Park abduction and assault (they use "rape" and then "sexual assault" - legally, they have different definitions) of a four-year old on July 16 of THIS year. It seems that it actually happened in July of 2007. However, on August 3rd, of THIS year, a 14 year old girl was abducted for three hours and assaulted before being released. NY1 has the run-down here.

According to NY1, the suspect is described as:

Police describe the suspect as a man in his early 20s, with a thin build and short, black hair that is spiked up. He was seen wearing a black t-shirt and white sneakers. The suspect was described as driving a black four-door sedan with tinted windows and a beige cloth interior.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES, then enter TIP577.

What they don't include in this instance is that he is also described as White. (I think it's the silliest "rule" that news agencies can't/won't mention physical descriptions that touch on race. Like that's not part of your physical being? How about was he pale or tanned? Medium-toned skin or sallow? Did he have a clean-shaven face or stubble? Pimples or scars? Don't these all go together?)

Since Sunset Park is so close to this area of Borough Park, keep your eyes peeled for a car that looks like a car service with tinted windows. Some local businesses have been posting recent news about the assault in windows.

The Borough Park area has been no stranger to people who decide to abuse children. Here are a couple of links to other, relatively recent, stories.

Man exposes himself to girls.

Man abuses children in parks.

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