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Forest Park rape suspect connected to March attack, four others

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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 4:54 pm | Updated: 1:26 pm, Thu Sep 12, 2013.

The man wanted in the rape of a woman in Forest Park last month is also wanted for the attempted attack on a jogger there in March and four other sex attacks in and around Forest Park dating back to 2011 and police said Thursday authorities are offering a $22,000 award for his capture. 

The latest incident took place on Aug. 26 at around 4:30 p.m., when a woman was walking in an isolated part of the park between Myrtle Avenue and Union Turnpike when she was attacked with a stun gun and raped. The victim, a 69-year-old woman, was taken to Queens Hospital Center, where she was treated and released. 

The NYPD described the suspect as a white man, between 30 and 40 years old, between 5-feet, nine and 5-feet 10 inches, with light brown hair, clean shaven, wearing a black T-shirt and black sweat pants.

On Thursday, police confirmed the suspect is the same man wanted in a sex attack that took place on March 29. In that attack a 23-year-old female jogger was in the park several yards south of Union Turnpike near the intersection of the Jackie Robinson Parkway and Metropolitan Avenue when she was approached from behind and struck with a stun gun. The suspect attempted to rape her, but was scared away by another person who was also walking in the park. 

Police also confirmed that the suspect is also wanted in attempted rapes on March 25, 2011 near 80-30 Park Lane South, on Sept. 7, 2011 — of a 13-year-old girl — near the Buddy Memorial at Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue; and two forcible touching incidents on Aug. 15, 2012 at Woodhaven Boulevard and Park Lane South and Nov. 28, 2012 again near the Buddy Memorial. In the latter incident, he allegedly touched a woman jogging with her dog with his exposed genitalia. 

The $22,000 reward money includes $10,000 from the city, $10,00 from the NYPD for the suspects' arrest and conviction and $2,000 from Crime Stoppers for his arrest and indictment. 

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