Help cops find a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on the Q train at Church Avenue.
A 55-year-old woman dozing off on a southbound Q train awoke near Church Avenue to find a man rubbing her knee on Sunday, October 16 at 1:20am. Then, the man began rubbing his penis on her shoulder, said cops.
When the train pulled into Church Avenue, the suspect fled the train and headed westbound on Church Avenue, according to police reports.
The suspect is described by police as a Hispanic man, 45 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall, and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, a dark-colored baseball cap, and white and black sneakers.
The NYPD-issued surveillance footage above shows the suspect walking down the street.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit your tips by on the Crime stoppers website or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
This isn’t the first assault on the Q train reported this year. In April, thieves snatched phones from two women’s hands near the Cortelyou Road and Prospect Park stops, respectively; in September, a 55-year-old woman was pushed down the stairs at Newkirk Plaza, and in November, a 34-year-old woman was punched in the face at the Avenue M stop during rush hour.