A man abducted, raped, and beat a 13 year old girl walking home from school in Woodside, Queens yesterday afternoon. The suspect emerged from a car and asked the girl for directions. She responded quickly and walked away, but the suspect punched her in the face, taking her into his van and attacking her behind a nearby church. Before releasing her, he stole her money and cellphone, threatening her if she told the police. A priest at the church told Newsday, "It's just not a nice neighborhood. When I got here, people always warned me to be careful."

Police are looking for a man in his 20s, five foot seven, and around 165 pounds, with black curly hair and a 5 o'clock shadow.