Attacker of 12-Year-Old Queens Girl Claimed to Be Agent for Nicki Minaj

By Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.
October 16, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—The man who coaxed a 12-year-old girl into his car, drove her to a secluded location, and then sexually assaulted her, told the girl and her two friends he was an agent on the lookout for models for Nicki Minaj, a celebrity performer.

At about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, the suspect drove up to the three girls, all around 12 years of age, in a silver SUV on the corner of Lincoln Street and 116th Ave in Queens.

He allegedly told all three girls he was an agent for Minaj looking for models, and one of the girls got into his car. 

Police have released a sketch of the suspect, a six-foot tall African American man in his 20s who weighs about 180 pounds. At the time of the attack he was wearing a gold chain down to his waist and had a scruffy beard.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly would not say whether the NYPD would contact Nicki Minaj to check whether she actually knew the man. 

“She is fairly well known. It wouldn’t be unusual for someone to use that name,” Kelly said.

The victim escaped the attacker and called police from a friend’s house.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.