Cops: At Least Eight Sex Attacks in Brooklyn Since March, By as Many as Three Different Men

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Police sketches of the attacker(s)
Last night the NYPD held a precinct council meeting for the 72nd Precinct, which covers much of the area in Brooklyn affected by a serial sexual assailant(s) in recent months. It was open to the public. The police established a few key facts about the case:

  • There have been eight confirmed attacks between Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Slope since March, one of which was a rape. There was also a ninth attack last week in Park Slope which is currently under investigation.
  • Instead of just one guy, it appears that there are at least two suspects. One of them is muscular and the other is skinny and slight, according to the cops, but both are of similar height.
  • The investigation of all of the crimes is being handled primarily by the NYPD Special Victims Unit.
  • Cops have been doing undercover work at the Prospect Avenue subway station and the 4th Avenue/ Ninth Street station.

The most interesting part of this is that cops have finally said that they are not looking for one suspect; other than that, this is the police maintaining that they're doing their job.

Tonight at 8 p.m. starting at the Prospect Avenue R subway stop, there will be a rally organized by the group Safe Slope in response to the recent attacks. Runnin' Scared will be in attendance; look for our coverage tomorrow.

[Brownstoner, MSNBC]

Previously: Another Woman Was Attacked in South Slope Last Night

Petition Requests Free Self-Defense Classes For Women; Rapist Still At Large [Update]

Brooklyn Rapist Update: Free Self-Defense Classes Start Saturday, September 10

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]

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Please read this author's attitude towards those who've had issues with the TSA crotch invasions and compare it to the tone she takes with this article. She says,regarding the TSA"It's not that we like the TSA -- they're always groping people -- but, you know, you'd need to replace them with some other kind of security system otherwise people would get very, very upset"On behalf of all women who've been severely upset and yes -traumatized- by the TSA searches due to the re-triggering of past sexual violence against them I demand that media pros like Rosie include a more balanced debate. 1 in 6 women has experienced sexual violence in their lifetime.Do you think ,like so many commentators on the net seem to think,that workers can just cancel a flight? These people are traveling to work, and given the terror that must be involved if you've been sexually assaulted with passing through TSA security, I'm sure many business women's lives and work productivity have been disrupted by these totally inappropriate searches.

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