Sept. 21, 2016 Staff Report
A 30-year-old woman who was walking along 69th Street in the early hours Tuesday was sexually attacked by a 23-year-old man, according to police.
The victim had exited the 65th Street train station and was walking along 69th Street when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her neck.
The suspect directed the victim not to scream, but she did scream and struggled with the alleged perpetrator, according to police. During the struggle the man bit her on the cheek and threw her to the ground where he sexually assaulted her with his hand and bit her on her thigh.
Sergeant Christopher Miro and Detective Everett Newman, who are both assigned to the Special Victims Division’s Night Watch responded and interviewed the Asian victim. Upon completion of the interview the victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where a sexual evidence collection kit was prepared.
The investigators responded to the vicinity of 41 Avenue and 69 Street to canvass for video evidence and possible witnesses when they observed another Asian female also walking along 69 Street with a man following her in close proximity.
As the two investigators drove along 69 Street, the female attempted to cross over to the other side of the street when the man ran up to her and grabbed her by her waist and threw her down to the ground where he simultaneously sexually assaulted the 27 year-old female with his hand.
Both Sergeant Miro and Detective Newman jumped out of their unmarked police car and grabbed the suspect, who resisted by pulling away from the officers and punched them. The officers were able to apprehend the struggling suspect without further incident.
The suspect, H. Flores-Guerra Luis, was arrested for attempted rape and for assaulting a police officer in regards to the second incident. The investigation is ongoing.