13-year-old boy sexually assaulted inside Brooklyn church

August 17, 2018 - 9:30 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy inside a church in Brooklyn.

The assault happened last Friday evening around 8 p.m. at a church on Fifth Avenue and 48th Street in Sunset Park.

According to police, the suspect followed the boy into the church and began talking to him. He then touched the victim over his pants twice, police said.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, 5'8" tall, weighing 140 lbs. He is 50 to 60 years-old, and was wearing a dark blue Aero t-shirt, black shoes and glasses.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.