BENSONHURST SEX ATTACKS MAY BE LINKED TO ’98 SPREE
Detectives have posted sketches of a Brooklyn sex fiend who has preyed on women in Bensonhurst in five separate incidents since May. He may be responsible for a string of similar sexual attacks two years ago. He is described as a Hispanic man 20 to 25 years old, he may have a scar or birthmark near his left eye and his five victims ranged in age from 13 to 54. The first assault was on May 18th at 11 p.m., he walked up behind a 19 year old woman on the street, fondled her breasts and buttocks, then knocked her to the ground. On May 23rd at 2 a.m., he followed a 21 year old woman into an elevator and sexually assaulted and fondled her. On June 4th, he followed a 13 year old girl into an elevator around noon and fondled her breasts and fled. That same day at 9 p.m., he grabbed a 24 year old woman from behind as she entered a building and fondled her breasts. In the last attack on July 3rd at 4:30 a.m., he entered a 54 year old sleeping woman's bedroom through a window. She woke to find him standing over her and screamed, he then fled. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at (800) 577-TIPS.