Man charged for allegedly trying to lure girl off Astoria street

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Cops have charged a man after he allegedly tried to lure a young girl into his SUV in Astoria.  Sketch courtesy of NYPD
Cops have charged a man after he allegedly tried to lure a young girl into his SUV in Astoria.

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly attempted to lure a 12-year-old girl into his vehicle in Astoria last week.

Houshang Hakimi, 69, who has no known address, has been charged with acting in a manner injuring a child less than 17 years old and failure to report change of address as a sex offender, cops said.

The victim was near 49th Street and Ditmars Boulevard about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday when Hakimi allegedly pulled up alongside of her in an SUV, according to police.

He is accused of trying to coax the girl into his vehicle, but she refused to get inside of it. When the child’s babysitter approached, he then fled, cops said.

 

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