OLINVILLE, the Bronx — Newly released video shows a man police believe is connected to the assault and brutal beating of a 15-year-old girl in the Bronx.
Police said the man allegedly met the girl at the Gun Hill Road subway station early Monday morning and the two walked together to Bronx Park in the vicinity of Bronx Boulevard and East 213th Street.
It was there that he allegedly physically and sexually assaulted her. She suffered significant injuries to her head, and police believe her pelvis may have been broken. Police said some of the girl's teeth had been knocked out.
The man then fled east on East 213th Street. He was captured on surveillance video as he walked in the vicinity of 3575 Bronx Blvd.
The girl was taken to Montefiore Medical Center Hospital in stable condition.
She told police she exited the No. 2 train and remembered waking up in a wooded area, possibly Bronx Park, with injuries.
There are inconsistencies in the timeline, investigators said, but they are taking the case seriously. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce called it "very troubling."
The man is described as being about 25-years-old and 5-feet 10-inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black Champion=brand hooded sweatshirt with a "C" logo, blue jeans, gray Timberland boots and black gloves. He had scabs on his lips.
If you have any information related to this incident, submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.