Man Sexually Assaults Woman in Her East Village Apartment, Police Say

By Julie Shapiro on April 16, 2014 8:48am 

 Police released a photo of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the East Village.
Police released a photo of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the East Village.
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MANHATTAN — Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman inside her East Village apartment last weekend, the NYPD said.

The 32-year-old victim woke up at 3 a.m. April 13 to discover the suspect standing on her bed, police said. He tried to rape her but when she fought back, he fled, police said.

Police described the suspect as a man in his 20s, 5-foot-4 and 160 pounds.

It was not immediately clear how the man got access into the apartment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.

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