Search for attempted child rapist in Manhattan

September 30, 2011 10:42:40 AM PDT
Police in Manhattan are searching for a child predator who tried to rape a little girl.

Police released surveillance images of the man.

They say he lured a 12-year-old girl into an empty office inside a building on West 44th Street in Midtown on Tuesday afternoon.

Once inside, he pulled out a pair of scissors and tried to rape her, but fortunately she was able to escape and call police.

The suspect is described as a white man, /50 to 60 years of age. He is approximately 5'9" and 180-200 lbs. He is bald and was wearing black shorts, a dark long sleeved shirt and was carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at or text tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.