Another sex attack in South Slope!

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The South Slope sex fiend has struck yet again.

A creep groped a woman near Fourth and Prospect avenues on Wednesday night in the 11th shocking attack since March — a day after cops tried to convince exasperated locals that they’re doing all they can to nab the suspect.

In the latest incident, the brute groped a 29-year-old woman at 9:05 pm, when she exited the Prospect Avenue R train station. The victim told cops that the monster sneaked up from behind, grabbed her breasts and fled after she screamed.

Police describe the suspect as a thin 5-foot-7 man, 19- to 24-years-old and weighing about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, baggy dark jeans and a black baseball cap.

“The victim’s description fits with the pattern of attempted assaults,” said a police source. “And it’s typical with the other incidents. She was grabbed from behind by surprise.”

The sex fiend — or fiends — has terrorized South Slope, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park and Park Slope for months, raping one woman and attempting to assault 10 others.

The ensuing fear and loathing prompted residents and local pols to hold rallies in the streets, organize self-defense classes and circulate “Wanted” posters alongside cops, who boosted their patrols in late August after the fifth attack in the neighborhood.

But residents say cops haven’t always been proactive.

Earlier this month, a Kensington woman told The Brooklyn Paper that she called Crime Stoppers after a man who looked like the South Slope suspect flashed her on the subway, but an officer hung up on her.

And a Park Slope woman who was attacked on Sept. 8 near 12th Street and Eighth Avenue said police never showed up after her neighbors dialed for help.

Adding to local frustration are three different police sketches for at least two suspects.

Police originally sought only one South Slope sicko following the first incident on March 20. The suspect — described as 5-foot-7 and 165 pounds — attacked a 24-year-old woman at 11:30 pm on 16th Street near Fourth Avenue.

Following a series of attempted rapes over the summer, detectives released a second sketch of the same suspect.

Cops recently began circulating a third police sketch for a Sept. 4 incident, when a sicko attacked a woman near 49th Street in Sunset Park at 3:40 am. She fought him off.

It was only after two attacks in Park Slope on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 that cops announced there was more than one fiend on the loose.

Deputy Inspector Raul Pintos, commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct, updated residents on Tuesday about the police response — which includes night patrols by auxiliary cops, undercover agents and officers from other precincts.

Still, many residents aren’t convinced that it’s enough.

“This is like theater,” said South Slope resident Alexandra Benavente. “Police come here and tell us they’ve increased the police presence, but we never see them around at night.”

One local critic, Bo Samajopoulos, agreed.

“Cops need to stop handing out flyers and leave that to volunteers, stop making appearances for the press and get out of their cars and into the neighborho­od,” he said.

Pintos defended the police effort, saying he’s been actively working with neighborhood watch groups and sending them e-mail updates on each attack.

“From the very beginning, every single sexual assault has gotten the attention it deserves,” he said.

Anyone with information on the South Slope rapists is asked to call Brooklyn Special Victims Squad at (718) 230-4415, not Crime Stoppers.

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Lisa from South Slope says:
Having a Business and home in the area. I still have not seen a policeman stroll down our streets.
Being born and raised in the neighborhood, I have never seen anything go on this long. They claim that our neighborhood has improved, yet this has never happened back in the day when I was a teenager.
Makes you think how safe are we really with our police department. I do guarantee you have a better chance of getting a ticket for something... than catching an attacker.
Sept. 23, 2011, 7:20 am
Brent from Windsor Terrace says:
does the sketch artist really need to put his signature on these? is he planning a moma show or something !?
Sept. 23, 2011, 10:43 am
Gus from Windsor Terrace says:
If you want to see cops around, check out the delis on PPSW (except when minors are buying alcohol). Watch them get their freebees and then hop back into their cars to go somewhere else far away from Windsor Terrace.

The 72nd precinct is a joke. But no one's laughing now.
Sept. 23, 2011, 10:59 am
frank from wt says:
What I find amazing that at 9:05 PM at that station, no one else saw this? That is a pretty busy subway exit....No one was there to possibly catch the perp or chase him down?
Sept. 23, 2011, 11:40 am
Raul from South Slope says:
Agreed with Frank - that is a busy spot at a busy time.
Sept. 23, 2011, 2:43 pm
Brooklyn from 1991 says:
Wasnt there some Law 'n' Order knock off last night about this?

Cops don't care about Brooklyn.
Sept. 23, 2011, 4:40 pm
Hector from Park Slope says:
The NYPD is a joke. They can ticket cars at 10:30 PM. However, would rather not acknowledge real crime in their precinct because they don't want their stats to go up. How many have been indicted on rape this year? How many went before a grand jury this week? How many got busted grinding on chicks (on video) during a parade? I feel bad for the cops who are standup and want to make a difference. It's the Union mentality that must paint those few as the precinct pussies.
Sept. 24, 2011, 8:11 am
pete from Windsor Terrace says:

When Officer Pintos states "we've been paying attention

from the start"'-he is defying the facts.

Sept. 25, 2011, 12:03 pm
fedupinwt from Windsor Terrace says:
Back in the day, residents used baseball bats and did their own policeing. Worked much better than what is going on the way, the number is WAY higher than 11. In the last 3 days, there were 2 more attacks in the area.
Sept. 25, 2011, 8:36 pm
Reggie from Park Slope says:
I didn't know there were cops in Brooklyn.

I see them picking up bagels and sandwiches at Terrace Bagels but I never see them patrolling or otherwise doing any sort of work in park slope or windsor terrace.
Sept. 26, 2011, 10:38 pm

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