Pervert ties up woman and tries to commit sex, cops say

A woman fled after a stranger approached her in a Bronx park and tried to force her to have a sex act with him, authorities said.

The 39-year-old victim was sitting on a bench in Crotona Park when the man spoke to her around 8:30am on Friday, and then left. According to police, it was not clear what he was saying.

A short time later, the man returned, exposed himself to the woman, and attempted “to get the victim to perform a sexual act on him,” the NYPD said.

suspect in the video.
The man who allegedly tried to force a woman to have sex was caught on surveillance video.

Suspect on camera.
The man approached the woman in the park and tried to engage her in conversation before coming back and trying to get her to have sex with him, police said.

The victim “was able to free himself from his grip,” said a police spokesman.

He fled the park “to unfamiliar areas,” police said. Paramedics took the woman to Saint-Barnabas Hospital, where she was in stable condition, police said.

The suspect was described as a light-complexioned male with short curly hair and facial hair. He was last seen in a black hoodie, black sweatpants and black sandals, according to police.

Close-up of the suspect.
The suspect was captured on surveillance footage.

The attack occurred in Crotona Park.
The attack occurred in Crotona Park.
Kevin C Downs for NY Post

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their picks by registering on the CrimeStoppers website at on Twitter @NYPDTips.


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

Related Articles

Back to top button