The police are hoping the public can help them find a man accused of raping a little girl in her Staten Island home.
According to the NYPD, the incident took place last week, on Thursday, August 6th. At around 2:45 a.m., the man entered the home through a back door and crept into the 7-year-old girl's bedroom, where he sexually assaulted her. Police say he then fled the premises.
Police say the suspect is Daniel Nieto, 32, who is 5'2" and approximately 125 lbs with short black hair. He was reportedly wearing a white T-shirt, black vest jacket, brown pants and brown shoes. Depressingly, the Daily News reports, "Nieto was picked up on a trespassing charge, arraigned and released, according to cops. It was only afterward that police determined the little girl had been raped."
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.