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Cops Searching For Sex Predator In Queens

While authorities continue to search for a number of suspects linked to a series of sex attacks in Brooklyn, police have now directed their attention to Queens where more sexual attacks are on the rise.

The latest incident happened Sunday night in the Laurelton section of Queens, near Edgewood and South Conduit Avenues. Shortly after a 23-year-old woman got off a bus around 7:30 p.m., a man approached her and knocked her to the ground, police said. She struggled with him, and he ran off.

The attacks are prompting many local officials to speak out.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and other officials gathered Monday morning on the corner of 46th Street and Queens Boulevard to hand out fliers and ask for the public's help in finding the person or people responsible for a string of sexual attacks.

Police are also investigating a string of six other attacks that began in mid-September in Long Island City and Sunnyside. Investigators said the suspect rode up to all of the victims on a black mountain bike, groped them, and then rode away. The youngest victim was a 12-year-old girl.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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