18-year-old man arrested in sex assault of 13-year-old in Bronx park

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Friday, November 12, 2021
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An 18-year-old man was arrested in the sex assault of a 13-year-old victim in the Bronx.

BRONX, New York (WABC) -- Police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man in the sex assault of a 13-year-old child in the Bronx.

The incident happened Monday afternoon in Crotona Park as the teen was walking home from school.

Police say Rahmel Bali threw the victim to the ground and sexually assaulted the teen before stealing the victim's phone and taking off.

The child was treated at an area hospital and released.

Bali is now facing charges of criminal sexual act, attempted sex abuse, criminal obstruction of breathing, assault, and harassment.

If you have additional information you can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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