Man Uses Stun Gun on Jogger, 69, Rapes Her in Queens Park: Cops

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013  |  Updated 1:46 PM PDT
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Police are looking for a man who allegedly used a stun gun on a 69-year-old jogger and tried to rape her in Forest Park. A similar attack was reported in March. Checkey Beckford reports.

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Police are looking for a man who allegedly used a stun gun on a 69-year-old jogger and tried to rape her in Forest Park. A similar attack was reported in March. Checkey Beckford reports.

Police are looking for a man who used a stun gun on a 69-year-old jogger and raped her in Forest Park in Queens.

Police say the woman was jogging in the park on Monday afternoon when she was attacked. She was in a more secluded area of the park called the trail section. 

Officials are investigating whether the assault is related to a stun gun attack on a 23-year-old woman in March.

City councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, a jogger herself, says she pushed for more patrols after the March attack. 

"Every inch of the park needs to be safe," she said. "We need to be assured that. But if you're going to be out there running on your own, please stay on the main roads."

Police say the description of the suspects in both Monday's attack and the one in March are similar. 

-- Checkey Beckford contributed to this report. 

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