The New York Post: New York police on hunt for evidence against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

The NYPD has Harvey Weinstein back in its sights — dispatching detectives to search for evidence against the disgraced movie mogul who’s been accused of rape and sex assault by at least three women, the New York Post reported having exclusively learned.

Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce on Wednesday ordered investigators in the Special Victims Division “to endeavor to identify and locate and interview any potential victims” of the disgraced movie producer, a high-ranking police source said.

“He’s a superpredator. His conduct shows he’s been at this a long time, and he’s a professional at it,” another police official said.

“He’s been at this so long, there’s no way there are not other victims out there. Imagine how many promises he’s made to these young women who were trying to make it into the industry.”

Boyce’s directive followed a blockbuster report by the New Yorker magazine, which on Tuesday published accusations from three women who accused Weinstein of raping or otherwise sexually abusing them.

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One of the women, Lucia Evans, said she was a Middlebury College student and aspiring actress when Weinstein approached her at the since-shuttered Cipriani Upstairs club in Soho in 2004.

Evans, now 34, said she later accepted an assistant’s invitation to meet Weinstein at his office, where he raised the possibility of casting her in a movie. “At that point, after that, is when he assaulted me,” Evans said. “I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t. … He’s a big guy. He overpowered me.”

Although New York at the time had a five-year statute of limitations for prosecuting felony sex crimes, the incident is covered by a 2006 law that removed that restriction, officials said.

Evans didn’t return messages, and police sources said she may be outside the country.

Her father declined to comment at his home outside Albany, N.Y.

In addition to Evans, actress Asia Argento also told the New Yorker that Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in 1997 inside the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera, and an unidentified woman alleged that Weinstein raped her, but the magazine didn’t say when or where.

In 2015, Weinstein avoided prosecution in the groping of a Filipina-Italian model inside his Tribeca office, even though cops secretly recorded him apologizing to Ambra Batillana Gutierrez, then 22, while trying to coax her into a room inside the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

“Why yesterday you touched my breast?” Gutierrez asked him, according to an audio clip posted online by the New Yorker.

“Oh, please. I’m sorry, Just come on in. I’m used to that,” Weinstein replied.

Embattled Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Wednesday defended his decision not to charge Weinstein, saying: “Our sex-crimes prosecutors made the determination that this was not going to be a provable case and the decision was made not to go forward.”

At one point, Vance very familiarly referred to Weinstein by his first name only.

“We’re focused on the facts, not whether people liked Harvey,” Vance told reporters.

NYPD sources have expressed outrage over Vance’s decision, and one cop said that if presented with new cases, “The feeling is, this time they wouldn’t be so quick not to charge.”

Weinstein, meanwhile, hired high-powered Los Angeles criminal-defense lawyer Blair Berk to represent him, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Her list of troubled celebrity clients includes Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan, Kiefer Sutherland and Kanye West.

Also, the University of Buffalo said it was moving to revoke an honorary “doctorate of humane letters” it awarded Weinstein in 2000, 30 years after he dropped out.

In announcing its desire to strip Weinstein of the honor, the school noted that he “personally never made a gift to the university,” but that the Walt Disney Co. DIS, -1.64% donated $22,750 on behalf of the Miramax film company after buying it from Weinstein and his younger brother, Bob.

Weinstein has denied any “non-consensual sex.” A spokeswoman didn’t return a request for comment for this story.

Additional reporting by Tamar Lapin and Kirstan Conley.

This report previously appeared at NYPost.com.

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