Man who allegedly lured, raped 12-year-old girl in the Bronx turns himself in to police

The BRONX — The man who allegedly lured a 12-year-old girl into an SUV in the Bronx and raped her surrendered to police Thursday.

Police released surveillance footage of the man they believe lured a 12-year-old girl into his vehicle and raped her at a Bronx hotel.

The man was inside a black SUV when he allegedly approached the girl along Elder Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx and lured her into his vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

He then drove the girl to a motel along Westchester Avenue in Pelham Bay and raped her, according to police.

She was let go and taken to the hospital, police said.

The victim and the alleged rapist do not know each other, cops said.

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. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).