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Cops Look for Tattooed Suspect in Rape of Woman in Queens

What to Know

  • Police are looking for a suspect in the rape of a woman in South Ozone Park, Queens, over the weekend

  • The suspect is identified as 24-year-old George Persaud, who has distinctive tattoos

  • Police say he took the woman to a secluded area while showing a fake gun, and raped her early Sunday

Police say they know who they're looking for in the rape of a woman who was allegedly taken to a secluded area at gunpoint in Queens and attacked over the weekend.

Police said the suspect, 24-year-old George Persaud, approached the 40-year-old victim in South Ozone Park sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, and showed a fake gun. The suspect then forcibly took the woman to a secluded area, where he raped her, police said.

EMS transported the woman to an area hospital for evaluation.

The suspect is about 5-feet-4, about 150 pounds, with brown eyes, dark hair with a shaved fade on the side, and facial hair on the face and chin. He also has a tattoo across his chest that says "Only the strong survive," and of a nautical star on his right hand, and tattoos on his right knuckles.

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at nypdcrimestoppers.com.