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Two new ‘Fiend’ attacks — call in the Guardian Angels!

Cops have released a third sketch of the South Slope sex fiend.
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Terror filled Windsor Terrace this week after the South Slope Sex Fiend attacked two new victims on Sunday and Monday nights — and now cops are circulating five different sketches of the man or men wanted in 12 thwarted attacks and one brutal rape since March.

In the Sunday night assault, a 20-year-old woman was near 19th and Vanderbilt streets at 11:30 pm when she was groped from behind. She screamed and the fiend fled toward E. Third Street.

The victim said the suspect was about 5-foot-4 with a mole on his neck and was wearing a dark tank top and jeans — a similar description that victims gave after the other harrowing incidents, where the suspect is described as a short Hispanic man in his 20s.

“This guy is one step ahead of the cops — he’s outwitting them,” said the victim’s 34-year-old sister, who asked not to be named. “Why didn’t they think ahead and put cops in Windsor Terrace?”

On Monday afternoon, dozens of cops canvassed the neighborhood near the quiet section where the attack occurred, and others fanned out around Prospect Avenue, the original center of the now-swelling attack zone. The Special Victims Unit drove the victim — who covered her face with a hoodie and sunglasses — to Manhattan to draft a police sketch while her sister fielded reporters’ and neighbors’ questions.

Hours later, a creep groped an 18-year-old woman in Sunset Park — a sign of how out-of-control the sex spree has become.

… or this guy …
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According to police, a thug grabbed an 18-year-old woman from behind near Fourth Avenue and 39th Street at 7:45 pm. The brute said, “Adios, Mami,” but the woman escaped — and even chased her attacker, who eventually got away near 41st Street.

Police haven’t determined if the South Slope fiend was behind the attack.

But that didn’t matter to radio personality Curtis Silwa and his band of Guardian Angels, who patrolled Sunset Park on Tuesday, handing out safety tips to women and warning them of the serial attacks.

The red-beret-clad unarmed crime fighters have been standing watch over area subway stations over the past month as the number of victims has climbed to over a dozen — and five separate “Wanted” posters started covering every corner.

“These sexual assaulters are eyeballing women coming off the subway — now we’re seizing those areas,” Silwa said. “Nobody is going to want to hang around if we’re hanging around. Whatever women do, they’ve got to stay focused because this is an area where they’re being preyed on.”

Silwa said people can sign up for self-defense seminars at guardianangels.org.

… or this guy has attacked another woman (yes, there are three sketches.
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Locals were shocked that the brutes — whose crimes include victims in South Slope, Greenwood Heights, Park Slope, Bay Ridge and now Windsor Terrace — are still on a sex spree.

“It’s totally frustrating,” said Greenwood Heights resident Julia Graeper. “It’s just been going on too long. Before it was limited to the Greenwood Heights and Sunset Park area. Now it’s in Windsor Terrace.”

The Oct. 9 incident was the second attack in Windsor Terrace. Before that, a creep assaulted a woman on Sept. 24 at 11:30 pm near E. Fourth Street and Greenwood Avenue — but cops said the perp wasn’t one of the sex fiends at large.

Last week, the 28-year-old victim accused police of downplaying the incident and brushing her off because she couldn’t pin her attacker to a collection of police sketches and videos.

The South Slope sex fiend last struck on Sept. 21, when he fondled a woman from behind as she left a subway station at 9:05 pm at Fourth and Prospect avenues.

Cops did arrest a 22-year-old for two gropings in Sunset Park last week, but it turned out that he wasn’t a suspect in the string of attacks surrounding South Slope.

On Monday, police officers interview the sister of the South Slope Sex Fiend’s latest victim, who was attacked on Sunday night on Vanderbilt Street in Windsor Terrace.
Community Newspaper Group / Kate Briquelet

Since late August, fear of attack has prompted residents to hold rallies in the streets, organize self-defense classes, and even provide women with a buddy system when they walk home.

Police originally sought only one South Slope sicko following the first incident on March 20, where the suspect pounced on a 24-year-old woman at 11:30 pm.

Following a series of attempted rapes over the summer, detectives released a second sketch of the same suspect — and a recently issued a third sketch relating to a Sept. 4 incident, when a sicko tried raping a woman near 49th Street in Sunset Park at 3:40 am.

All five sketches hang in some area storefronts — scary images that residents say reveals little but police ineffectiveness.

Locals recently slammed cops for releasing a key detail from the first attack — the kind of varsity jacket worn by the thug — almost nine months too late; scolding women for wearing skirts and therefore making themselves targets; and even dismissing tips from witnesses.

In one case, a neighbor saw two white men brutally beat up a Hispanic man on Sixth Avenue and 18th Street on Sept. 28 — an incident that residents believe was a retaliation brought on by the slew of “Wanted” posters that depict Hispanic suspects.

On Monday afternoon, detectives swarmed this quiet block of Vanderbilt Street — where the serial sex fiend attacked his 12th victim the night before.
Community Newspaper Group / Kate Briquelet

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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