Police are seeking help finding a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in South Slope on New Year's Day.

According to the NYPD, a 38-year-old woman was walking with her boyfriend on 19th Street and 5th Avenue around 5:20 a.m. when she was approached by the suspect, who allegedly "grabbed her buttocks and vaginal area over her pants" before taking off north on 19th Street.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man who was wearing a dark sweatshirt with large white lettering, and a polka-dot winter hat. Here's a surveillance video:

On a similarly grim note, the police are also searching for a man who on January 5th approached a 21-year-old woman walking near Irving and Eldert Avenues in Bushwick, pulled his pants down and began to masturbate. He has been identified as 37-year-old Anton Liverpool, and he is 5-foot-10 and around 180 pounds. Here's his photo:

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(DCPI)


Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers website or via text to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.