Woman Sexually Assaulted in East 85th Street Building
MANATTAN — A woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger on the Upper East Side early Wednesday morning — the latest in a string of sex attacks across the borough, according to officials.
Police sources said that the 31-year-old victim was followed into a building near East 85th Street and East End Avenue — just blocks from Gracie Mansion — around 12:30 a.m.
There, a 25-year-old man, a stranger, sexually assaulted her, according to the sources.
No arrests have been made, police said.
The attack is the latest in a string of sex assaults committed by strangers around the city in recent weeks.
In June, a 25-year-old woman narrowly escaped being sexually assaulted on East 90th Street and Lexington Avenue.
In late May, an 85-year-old woman was sexually attacked and robbed on East 83rd Street and Madison Avenue. A suspect in that case, Jeffrey Ritter, 32 of Brooklyn, was charged.
And later that month, a 20-year-old woman was attacked at 75th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side.
One of the alleged attackers, Ray Diaz, was arrested for attacking a 37-year-old woman in her building on 192nd Street and Broadway on June 11.