Have you seen this rapist?
Have you seen this rapist?

Authorities have released a sketch of a suspect wanted for raping a woman in Valley Stream State Park over the Labor Day weekend.

The victim was walking along a hiking path near the Hendrickson Avenue entrance to the park when she was sexually assaulted at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, according to New York State Parks Police.

Nassau and state police searched the area for the suspect with K-9 units and helicopters but the suspect escaped apprehension.

The suspect is described as a black man between 29 and 35 years old about 5-feet, 9-inches tall with a thin build and short hair with braids on the side. He was wearing black pants and a white t-shirt.

State parks police ask anyone with information about this case to call them at 631-321-3700. All calls will be kept confidential

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.