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Man grabs teen, sexually abuses her at Manhattan baseball field

Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 16:29:45-04

MANHATTAN — A teen was sexually abused while at a Manhattan baseball field on Saturday, police said.

Police have asked for help identifying this man in connection to the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl at a Manhattan baseball field. (NYPD)

The 15-year-old victim had been skateboarding, officials said. She was taking a break at Ward’s Island baseball field 63 when a man grabbed her by the neck.

He pulled her toward a gate and sexually abused her, police said. The teen managed to free herself and get away from the man. She sustained a laceration to her leg.

Police have asked for help identifying he man. He’s believed to be in his 50s. The man is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall. He was last seen clean shaven and wearing tan shorts.

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