Police arrest man in connection to sexual assault of 13-year-old girl at Crotona Park

Police say they have arrested and charged an 18-year-old man in connection the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl on Monday in Crotona Park.

News 12 Staff

Nov 12, 2021, 11:36 AM

Updated 975 days ago

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Police say they have arrested and charged an 18-year-old man in connection to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl on Monday in Crotona Park.
According to police, a 13-year-old girl was walking home through Crotona Park when a man grabbed her and threw her to the ground before forcibly removing her leggings and sexually assaulting her. Before running away, he stole her cell phone. The incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m.
Police identified the suspect as Rahmel Bali, who is now facing multiple charges including criminal sexual act and attempted abuse.
The victim was treated at the hospital and has since been released.


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