Second Woman Tasered and Sexually Assaulted in Forest Park, Cops Say

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on August 30, 2013 1:29pm 

 A 69-year-old jogger was sexually assaulted in Forest Park earlier this week.
A 69-year-old jogger was sexually assaulted in Forest Park earlier this week.
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QUEENS — A 69-year-old woman jogging in Forest Park was Tasered and sexually assaulted just months after a similar attack, police said.

The woman was running in the park Monday around 4:30 p.m. when a man Tasered her, pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The attack happened in the area near Forest Park Drive and Myrtle Avenue. The man fled after the attack, cops said.

The woman was treated at Queens Hospital Center, according to police.

The attacker was described as being between 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 and was approximately 35-years-old, police said. He wore a black T-shirt, black jogging pants and dark sneakers.

On March 29, a 23-year-old female jogger was attacked in the same park.

In that assault, police said a man grabbed the woman from behind, shocked her with a stun gun and sexually assaulted her. The man in that attack was described as 35 to 40 years old and approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall.

A suspect in the March 29 attack was arrested April 2, but police revealed two days later that they had cuffed the wrong man.

Officers temporarily beefed up patrols in the park after the attack in March, following pressure from City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.

But within several weeks, cops said, the number of officers monitoring the area was reduced. However, in June a special two-person unit was created to patrol the park on a daily basis, from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

It is not immediately clear if the attacks are related, police said.

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