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Cops: This is the Fort Greene rapist

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The violent thug who tried to rape a young woman just feet from the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Fort Greene last week is a white man with chubby cheeks, sunken eyes and light hair, cops say.

Police released a sketch this week of the alleged attacker, who is approximately 6-foot tall and between ages 30 and 35. The NYPD now wants neighbors’ help in hunting the bad guy, who may be responsible for two attempted rapes in one week.

In the first incident, on Jan. 19, a 25-year-old woman was nearing the corner of St. Felix Street and Hanson Place at 1:30 am, when the suspect grabbed her from behind and tried to rip off her clothes.

She screamed, and the thug scampered away, leaving the woman physically unharmed. Cops say the man was wearing a dark pea coat with a light-colored, button-down shirt.

Exactly one week later, at around 1:15 am near the corner of Fulton and Cumberland streets, a man threw a woman against the fence and told her, “Don’t fight it.”

After a nearby witness yelled for help, the man ran away.

Anyone with information should call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-8447 or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. Police say that all calls are anonymous.

Updated 3:17 pm, February 2, 2011: This story was indeed first reported by Fort Greene Patch — and an earlier version of this story rightly reflected that. We regret that the link disappeared due to a production error.
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Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
Wow a white guy in clinton hill trying to rape someone.? im totaly surprised.
Feb. 2, 2011, 2:42 am
Suli from Ft. Greene says:
Cynthia, what's really surprising is how bad he is at it. Historically, white men have a stellar track record of successfully raping women across the whole multicultural spectrum. And not just women, but entire nations, continents and eco-systems. This amateur has brought shame to a once proud race of rapists.
Feb. 2, 2011, 10:56 am
Stephen from Fort Greene Patch says:
No link, no love! I'm just appalled that The Brooklyn Paper did not give credit where credit is due. Fort Greene Patch had this story first!
http://patch.com/A-dFRD
Feb. 2, 2011, 11:38 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
he looks like a janitor that might live in Bay Ridge
Feb. 2, 2011, 11:40 am
Natalie O'Neill says:
Indeed, crackerjack reporter Stephen Brown was first to connect the attempted rapes. Check out his story here:

http://fortgreene.patch.com/articles/another-sexual-assault-near-bam
Feb. 2, 2011, 1:55 pm

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