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Man grabbed buttocks of girl, 8, in Flushing: Report

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FLUSHING — Police were looking for a man who sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl in Flushing, police said

The girl was shopping at the Marshall’s the Sky View Center mall with her mother around 5:50 p.m. Oct. 26 when she stepped away to look at a display of books, police said.

Police said the man walked past the girl several times and grabbed her buttocks as he passed her.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man, about 5-feet-7 with a slim build and light skin with black hair cut into a fade on both sides, police said.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a hood, blue jeans and metal-framed glasses.

Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 and entering TIP577. All calls are confidential.

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