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Man charged in Elmhurst attempted rape


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Police have arrested a man who they say punched a woman on an Elmhurst street before trying to rape her just blocks from his home last month.

Jorge Chabla, 31, has been charged with attempted rape, robbery, sex abuse and assault in the Aug. 16 attack, according to authorities.

The 23 year-old victim was walking along Gleane Street near Elmhurst Avenue at about 4:50 a.m. that day when Chabla allegedly came up to her from behind and punched her on the head, causing her to fall to the ground, police said. He attempted to grab the woman, but she resisted. The suspect then sexually abused the victim with his hand and fled.

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Suspect wanted in Elmhurst attempted rape: cops


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Police are looking for the suspect wanted for attempting to rape a 23-year-old woman in Elmhurst.

On Aug. 16 at about 5 a.m. the victim was walking along Gleane Street near Elmhurst Avenue when the suspect grabbed her from behind and punched her in the head, according to cops. The victim fell to the floor and the suspect attempted to grab her while she was down, however she resisted.

The suspect then touched the victim forcibly before fleeing the scene, police said.


The NYPD has released a surveillance video of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Two men arrested in Ridgewood attempted rape of 18-year-old


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Two men have been charged with attempted rape after attacking a teen in Ridgewood earlier this week, according to police.

The 18-year-old victim was walking near Putnam and Seneca avenues at about 2:50 a.m. on Wednesday when the two suspects came up behind her, and one of the men choked the girl and covered her mouth with his hand, cops said.

The second suspect tried to steal her purse, but she was able to hold on to it. The first suspect then attempted to sexually assault her, but both men fled when someone passed by them, authorities said.

The victim was taken to Woodhull Hospital where she was treated and released.

Franclin Velazquez, 21, of Brooklyn, and Jorge Maldonado, 28, of the Bronx, have both been charged with attempted rape and sexual abuse, police said. Maldonado has also been charged with assault.

 

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Cops looking for suspect in Jackson Heights attempted rape


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A man followed a woman into her Jackson Heights apartment building last month and attempted to rape her, police said.

The attack happened at about 5 a.m. on June 6 near Roosevelt Avenue, according to authorities.

After following the victim, the suspect threw her to the ground before he tried to sexually assault her, police said. The woman did not sustain any injuries.

Police have released a video of the suspect, and describe him as Hispanic, in his 20s, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve button down shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Pair sought in Ridgewood attempted rape of teen


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An 18-year-old was attacked by two men who punched and choked the girl before trying to rob and rape her in Ridgewood on Wednesday, police said.

The victim was walking near Putnam and Seneca avenues at about 2:50 a.m. when the two suspects came up behind her, according to authorities.

One of the suspects punched her in the head while the second suspect choked the teen and covered her mouth with his hand, cops said. The second suspect then tried to swipe her pocketbook, but she was able to hold on to it, cops said.

The first suspect attempted to sexually assault her, but both men fled when a passerby approached, according to police.

The victim was taken to Woodhull Medical Center  where she was treated and released.

Police describe both suspects as Hispanic, in their early 30s and 5 feet 5 inches tall. The first suspect  was last seen wearing a striped shirt, white hat, and camouflaged shorts, and had a backpack. The second suspect had a ponytail and was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt with “Aero 199″ on the left sleeve and had a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Arrest made in Woodside attempted rape of 61-year-old woman


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A man has been arrested for punching and trying to rape a 61-year-old woman in Woodside, according to police.

Frangklin Lliguichuzhca, 21, of Elmhurst, has been charged with attempted rape, sexual abuse and assault in connection to the attack, cops said

The victim was walking near 71st Street and 41st Avenue at about 10:45 p.m. on June 11 when the suspect came up to the woman and punched her in the face, police said.

He then pushed her to the ground and attempted to rape her , officials said. The victim fought back and the suspect fled.

The woman suffered minor injuries.

Suspect wanted in Woodside attempted rape of 61-year-old


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A man punched and tried to rape a 61-year-old woman in Woodside last week, police said.

The victim was walking near 71st Street and 41st Avenue at about 10:45 p.m. on June 11 when she was attacked, cops said.

After the suspect approached the woman, he punched her in the face, pushed her to the ground and attempted to rape her, according to police. The victim fought back, and the suspect fled northbound on 71st Street. The woman suffered minor injuries, cops said.

Police describe the suspect as Hispanic, about 17 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 165 pounds, with brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a blue soccer jersey with a red stripe, dark jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Man charged with attempted rape in Astoria elevator attack


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A man wanted in the attempted sexual assault of a 53-year-old woman in an Astoria elevator has been charged in the attack, officials said.

Elvis McKenzie, 27, who police have been seeking since last week, was arrested Sunday and arraigned Monday in Queens Criminal Court on charges of attempted rape, assault and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, according to the NYPD and prosecutors.

McKenzie, a Flushing resident, is accused of following the victim into her building’s elevator at about 11:30 a.m. on June 2, where he put his hand in his pants and rubbed his genitals before punching her in the face several times and choking the woman, District Attorney Richard Brown said.

He then allegedly exposed himself to the victim and attempted to pull down her pants. At that point, the elevator doors opened on one of the floors, and the victim was able to use her leg to prevent the doors from closing, according to the district attorney. She then began screaming for help and McKenzie fled.

“The defendant is accused of following his victim like a predator and waiting until she was isolated and trapped inside an elevator before attempting to sexually assault her. The fact that the alleged attack took place in her own residence must have only added to the victim’s frightening ordeal,” Brown said.

McKenzie served three years in state prison after being convicted in 2007 for sexually abusing a 26-year-old woman in White Plains, according to state public records and published reports.

He also has several other prior arrests for assault, gang assault, robbery, theft of service, criminal possession of stolen property and attempted robbery, ABC New York reported.

McKenzie faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He was ordered held on $200,000 bail and to return to court on June 23.

 

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NYPD releases new photos in Astoria attempted rape case


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Cops have released new pictures of a man who they say attempted to rape a woman in Astoria last month. 

The man allegedly tried to rape the woman on Feb. 23 at about 3:30 a.m. He approached the 23-year-old victim from behind as she was walking on 30th Avenue, and shoved her to the ground before trying to rape her, officials said.

The woman fought back, and the perpetrator fled.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male in his early 30s, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 145 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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NYPD looking for attempted rape suspect


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The NYPD is looking for a suspect who allegedly grabbed a woman, threw her to the ground and attempted to rape her.

Friday morning at 4:45 a.m., the 23-year-old victim was followed from a bus stop within the confines of the 107th Precinct. The suspect then grabbed her by the throat, shoved her to the ground and punched her in the head, police said.

The suspect allegedly attempted to rape the Asian woman, but fled when a witness heard the victim’s screams for help. The witness yelled to the attacker that he had called 9-1-1, according to police.

The suspect is described as a white male with light complexion, 20 to 30 years old, 5 foot 5 inches to 5 foot 8 inches, 150 to 170 pounds with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Jogger tasered, sexually assaulted in Forest Park


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A woman was struck with a stun gun and then sexually assaulted Friday while jogging in a Queens park, police said.

The 23-year-old victim was taken to the hospital for neck injuries after the March 29 attack in Forest Park at about 7:30 p.m.

Police are looking for a white male suspect, who is between 35 to 40 years old.

He is described as being 5’9” and having a medium build, with reddish/brown hair and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a gold hoop earring, a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and navy blue track pants.

Police search for attempted rape suspect


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with an attempted rape within the confines of the 104th Precinct.

A 25-year-old woman was grabbed from behind at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 19 by the suspect, police said.  The suspect pushed the woman to the ground and attempted to rape her.  After the victim screamed for help, police said, the suspect ran off with her purse.

Police described the  suspect as a black male with short black hair between 25-35 years old, 6-feet tall and weighing 210pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

 

[Watch] Queens rape suspect caught on camera


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A serial southeast Queens rapist was caught on camera as he attempted his third sexual assault in two months.

The video, released today by police, shows the suspect approaching the victim from behind and grabbing her around the neck.  The suspect placed a sharp object to the victim’s back before dragging her behind a house where he attempted to rape her, police say. The incident took place Wednesday, December 7 at 2 a.m. near 154th Street.

Police are eyeing the suspect in two other rapes in southeast Queens — one on October 13, when a 20-year-old woman was grabbed near Merrick Boulevard and raped behind a dumpster and another on November 15 near 142nd Street, according to police.

The suspect is described by police as a black male between 25-30 years of age, 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighing 220 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a white and blue striped scarf.

Anyone with information in regards to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Police searching for Astoria rape suspect


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The police are looking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for the attempted rape of two women in Astoria recently.

Police say that at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday, November 4, the suspect approached two women in the vicinity of 21st Street as they were entering their apartment and pushed them into the vestibule saying he had a gun.

The suspect fled on foot after another resident came to the vestibule.

The women were taken to Elmhurst Hospital where they were treated for cuts on their face and arms.

The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 20-25.  He is approximately 6-feet tall, weighing 185 pounds with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black long sleeved V-neck sweater and blue jeans

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.