Astoria woman raped by neighbor: NYPD

A woman was raped by her neighbor in her bed early Wednesday morning, police reported. Credit: Metro Archives
A woman was raped by her neighbor in her bed in Astoria early Wednesday morning, police reported. Credit: Metro Archives

A 22-year-old woman was raped in her bed in Astoria early this morning, police reported.

Cops said the attack occurred at 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The victim woke up to a man pressing a knife to her back, who then raped her, police said.

Police said the victim hit her attacker with a remote control, and that her father also tried to fight off the unclothed assailant, who jumped out a window.

The victim’s father told police he recognized his daughter’s attacker as a neighbor acquainted with the family. Responding officers followed a trail of blood to a nearby building and found Andres Santana, 30, who the victim’s father identified as the attacker.

Santana is being charged with rape, performing a criminal sex act, burglary, criminal mischief and menacing, police said.

The victim told police that the man has been climbing into her room through a window and raping her since she was 14 or 15 years old.

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