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Help Identify A Sex Abuse Suspect

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The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a sex abuse that occurred within the confines of the 46 Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at approximately 07:45 a.m., in the vicinity of Morris Avenue and E. 179 Street, the individual approached the 11-year-old female victim from the rear and groped her body as he tried to kiss her. The victim fought off the individual, who then fled the scene on foot northbound on Morris Avenue. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.

The individual is described as a male, black, 17 to 20 years old; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, black pants, black sneakers and he had on a black backpack.

A photo of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers' website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept confidential.