New York police are looking for an individual suspected of raping a tourist at a subway station on September 1.
The victim – a 21-year-old tourist from St. Louis – was approached by a stranger around 3 a.m. at a Times Square hub and offered to show the individual around the city on the subway, according to the NYPD. through the New York Post.
The foreigner and the tourist entered the 42nd Street and 8th Avenue station and took the train through several stations.
When the two men got off at an unknown station, the individual took the tourist to the back of the platform and raped her.
The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where her condition is unknown. Police are still looking for the unidentified suspect.
The NYPD released a sketch of the assailant, depicting him as a dark-skinned individual with facial hair and a beard.
“He was last seen wearing burgundy and gold shorts and black and white Croc shoes,” said the Job reported, citing police.
WANTED RAPE: 09/01/22 at 03:00 at 42 St & 8 Ave subway station @NYPDMTS the victim was approached by the stranger who raped her in an unknown subway station. Any information, call us at 800-577-TIPS or anonymously post a tip on our website https://t.co/TRPPY5zHV2 pic.twitter.com/crn5dmdOVK
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) September 9, 2022
The September 1 attack is one of many reported criminal incidents that have taken place this summer on the Big Apple subway.
In July, a 14-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in the abdomen on a subway platform in the Harlem neighborhood following an altercation, Breitbart News reported.
The following month, a shirtless individual attacked a 64-year-old man randomly in the head with a rock. The victim was taken to hospital but was later released.
Violent crime in New York is up 35.3% since this time last year under Democratic Mayor Eric Adams. Every category of violent crime has seen an increase in reported incidences except homicides, according to NYPD crime statistics.
Reported rape cases in the city have increased by 9.9% since last year. Transit-related crime also increased by 11.9%.
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