2007-02-02 / Community

Girl, 12, Attacked On Beach Channel Drive

A 12-year-old Rockaway girl was allegedly raped near her Far Rockaway home on Thursday, January 18, police say.

The young girl, whose name is being withheld by police because of her age and the nature of the crime, was walking on Beach Channel Drive at around 6 p.m. when she was reportedly approached by a man described as in his 50's with a white beard. The man allegedly grabbed the girl and dragged her several blocks before raping her, and then drove away in a black car, police say.

Anyone with information on this crime should call the Crime Stopper's hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

All information received on the hotline will remain confidential.

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