Woman Sexually Assaulted Near City Hall, Police Say

By Jess Wisloski on April 14, 2013 4:18pm 

 A man in his 20s who is suspected in a sexual assault that took place Sunday, April 14, 2013.
A man in his 20s who is suspected in a sexual assault that took place Sunday, April 14, 2013.
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CIVIC CENTER — A 28-year-old woman was grabbed by the neck and sexually assaulted Sunday morning while walking away from the Fulton-Nassau Street subway station, police said.

The victim was followed from the Fulton Street A train by a suspect, police said, who then attacked her five blocks away at the corner of Park Row and Beekman Street near City Hall, cops said.

The attacker grabbed her around the neck and pulled down her pants, police said, before she was able to begin screaming for help.

Construction workers at a nearby site came running over to help her, and the suspect fled, police said.

The NYPD said the man was described as a clean-cut male of medium build in his 20s, and said he was seen wearing a red Adidas jacket and a black hooded sweatshirt. 

Police ask anyone with information relating to the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or to submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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