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Woman suffers back-to-back sex attacks in Clinton Hill - Brooklyn Paper

Woman suffers back-to-back sex attacks in Clinton Hill

In the shadows: A still from the grainy surveillance video police released, which they say shows a man who sexually assaulted a woman at 6 am on Aug. 31.
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Two fiends sexually assaulted the same woman on the street in separate incidents within an hour of each other in Clinton Hill on Aug. 31, police said.

The 31-year-old victim said she was on Gates Avenue between Irving Place and Classon Avenue at 5 am when a man standing around 5-feet-7 and wearing blue jeans and a red T-shirt approached, pushed her to the ground, and molested her. The assailant claimed to have a gun but did not show one, cops said.

An hour later, less than a block away on Irving Place between Gates and Putnam avenues, a six-feet tall, 170-pound man again shoved the woman down and abused her, officers stated.

The NYPD believes the sex attacks were not connected. The department has released a video that they say shows the suspect from the second assault.

The NYPD asks those with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477, go to www.nypdc‌rimes‌toppe‌rs.com, or text-message tips to 274637 and enter “TIP577.”

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperl‌man@c‌ngloc‌al.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.

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