Police hunt for man who assaulted girl

May 12, 2008 8:21:38 PM PDT
Police are searching for the man who sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl on a park bench in Queens. Police have released a sketch of the man, described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5-foot-11 with a thin build and black hair.

The incident happened last Thursday at around 6:30 p.m. at 54th Street and 39th Drive. The girl was sitting on the bench in a playground when police say the suspect sodomized her. Authorities say the girl's cousin, just a year or so older than her, began screaming for help. His screams allegedly scared off the suspect.

The suspect was reportedly wearing a backpack with black and gray stripes and sneakers with green trim.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800 577-TIPS. All calls will remain confindential.