NYPD releases sketch of man sought in rape of woman walking along Horace Harding Expressway in Queens

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UTOPIA, Queens — A man accused of raping a woman as she walked along the Horace Harding Expressway over the weekend is being sought by police Monday.

Police have released this sketch in connection with a rape in Queens. (NYPD)

Police have released this sketch in connection with a rape in Queens. (NYPD)

Police responded around 10:45 a.m. Sunday to reports of a past assault at the expressway and 168th Street, the NYPD said.

The 51-year-old victim told responding officers she was grabbed from behind, thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted as she walked along the expressway around 6:22 a.m.

Her attacker fled northbound on the expressway, and was described as being in his 40s, standing about 6 feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds, and appearing to have a slim build with a clean shave and short hair.

He was wearing a black long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans at the time.

No arrests have been made.