Man Sexually Assaults Woman in Her Chinatown Apartment, Police Say
MANHATTAN — A man pushed his way into a Chinatown woman's apartment and sexually assaulted her in her bedroom Wednesday night, authorities said.
Hua Qin Ye, 28, a Brooklyn resident, knocked on the 51-year-old woman's Henry Street apartment door at 10:20 p.m. and pushed his way past her female roommate, police said. He walked to the back of the apartment and sexually attacked the woman in her bed, according to the NYPD.
Officers caught Ye, who lives in Sunset Park, as he left the apartment building, police said.
He was identified by the victim and charged with sexual assault, burglary and resisting arrest, the NYPD said. The victim and attacker did not know each other, police said.
Ye was arrested once before in October 2012 for criminal mischief after breaking an electric Howard Johnson's sign on Allen Street, police said.
The disposition of the case was not clear.