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Woman Sexually Assaulted in East Williamsburg Yesterday: NYPD

Photo of suspect in attempted rape case (DCPI)

Oct. 4, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Police are searching for a man who attempted to rape a woman in the East Williamsburg/Greenpoint area yesterday morning.

The victim, a 27-year-old, was approached by the attacker from behind at around 2:15 a.m. on Oct. 4 near Richardson Street and Kingsland Avenue, police say.

The attacker shoved her against a wall and removed her underwear in an attempt to rape her. The victim resisted, and was knocked to the ground, where the attacker touched her genitals.

The attacker then fled east on Richardson Street inside a dark colored four-door sedan.

The victim was treated at a nearby hospital.

The suspect is described as dark-skinned, with dark colored clothing and work boots.
He is seen in surveillance video reaching for the victim’s behind. The victim is then seen attempting to kick her attacker away.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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