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Cops Test Bag Filled With Sketches of Taser Rape Suspect for DNA: Sources

By Murray Weiss | September 18, 2013 11:45am
 Sketches of the suspect were posted around the park.
Sketches of the suspect were posted around the park.
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QUEENS — Cops hunting for a suspected Forest Park serial rapist found a bag with sketches of the man linked to a terrifying string of six sexual assaults there, sources said.

The bag, which sources said contained fliers that appeared to have been taken down from other sites, was found in the park after the latest attack, sources said.

Investigators are now testing the bag and its contents for DNA in the hopes that it might be linked to the attacker or someone who knows him, sources said.

Police are looking for a man they believe is responsible for the attacks on half a dozen victims, including a 69-year-old woman in Forest Park who he shocked with a stun gun before raping her in August.

Another jogger was also attacked and shocked with a Taser in March, police said.

The suspect was also linked to three other sexual attacks in and around the park during the past several years, including a 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted in the park in 2011, cops said.

After the most recent attack, dozens of sketches of the suspect were posted around the park as officials stepped up patrols and repaired broken lights that left joggers fearful for their safety.