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Arrest made in ‘Only Strong Survive’ South Ozone Park rape

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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 3:31 pm

An accused South Ozone Park rapist is being held without bail following what prosecutors describe as a horrendous attack late last month. 

George Persaud, 24, was arrested last week after a 10-day manhunt and an appeal to the media for assistance.

Persaud, whose address is listed as 104th Avenue, did not say anything during his arraignment late last Wednesday.

Prosecutors said he threatened a 40-year-old woman with what turned out to be a fake handgun before sexually assaulting her in her own car, according to published reports. 

The Dec. 30 rape went on for several hours at several locations in South Ozone Park, prosecutors told the judge.

Two days after the attack, cops released a photo of Persaud as well as a picture of a distinctive tattoo etched across his chest that read “Only the Strong Survive.”

The attack came at the end of a year when the number of reported rapes in Queens and New York City as a whole rose again, despite sharp drops in other major crimes.

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