Man wanted for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl on Staten Island

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STATEN ISLAND— Police are searching for a man wanted for allegedly sneaking into a 7-year-old girl’s room and raping her, authorities said.

Daniel Nieto, 32, allegedly used the backdoor to enter the child’s home on at 2:45 a.m Aug. 6, then went into her bedroom and sexually assaulted her, police said. The suspect then ran away.

Investigators on Sunday released Nieto’s photo and a description of him.

Nieto stands about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds, police said. He has short black hair and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black vest jacket, brown pants and brown shoes.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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