Cops say the incident took place at around 6:25 pm on January 23. Inside an apartment building elevator on Gun Hill Road, a man approached an 11-year-old boy.
The man talked with the child about video games and was able to lure the boy to a different area of the building. There he exposed himself.
News 12 is reporting that the creep tried to force the boy to perform a sex act on him. The child pushed him away and fled.
Police released surveillance video of suspect. He is described as a Hispanic male who is 5 foot 5 to 5 foot 7 and was seen wearing glasses.
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