Police probe sex assault at Valley Stream State Park

Police are investigating a sexual assault at Valley Stream State Park. (9/1/13)

VALLEY STREAM - Police are investigating a sexual assault at Valley Stream State Park today.

Authorities say a 60-year-old female victim was walking on a hiking path near the park entrance from Hendrickson Avenue when she was accosted at about 11:10 a.m.

The suspect is described as a black male who is between 29-35 years old with a thin build. Authorities say he is 5 feet 8 inches or 5 feet 9 inches and has short hair with braids on the side.

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Police, K9 units and helicopters canvassed the area in search of the suspect, but did not find him.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 631-321-3700.

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