STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) — A 40-year-old man sexually assaulted a young girl multiple times in a Staten Island home, authorities allege.

Police on Wednesday said Juan Mendieta repeatedly attacked the 11-year-old child in a home near Vanduzer and Bay streets in Stapleton. The alleged abuse occurred between October 2020 to April 2022, police said.

The connection between the suspect and the victim was unknown, according to an NYPD spokesman. Police released a photo of Mendieta.

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