Police Investigating Sexual Assault Report of Queens Toddler
Investigators are looking into whether surveillance cameras captured any suspicious activity in the area overnight
By Katherine Creag, Tracie Strahan and Shimon Prokupecz | Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 | Updated 5:54 PM EDT
The NYPD is investigating a report of a Queens toddler being sexually assaulted in her home.
Investigators are looking into whether surveillance cameras captured any suspicious activity in the area overnight. They say nearly every home on the block where the reported assault happened has a security camera.
According to police, a man reported that a stranger sneaked into an apartment on 88th Avenue and climbed into a bed where his toddler daughter was sleeping.
The man told authorities he heard a tapping noise coming from the girl’s room, then discovered a man, asleep, smelling of alcohol in bed next to her.
After walking the intruder out of the home, the father heard his wife screaming that the girl’s pajamas and underwear had been removed.
But when he raced back out to find the man again, he was gone, police said.
Investigators are telling residents in the area to lock their doors and windows. They were seen carting away bags of evidence, including a teddy bear, pajamas and bedding to check for DNA.
“It’s so stressful because we have kids, too,” said neighbor Radha Persa. “Something like that happens, it’s very bad.”
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