A young East Harlem girl was nearly sexually assaulted as she slept in her own home, police said.

The 8-year-old victim was sleeping at her residence near East 108th Street and First Avenue on July 7 when she was attacked, policesaid.

Just after 11 p.m. that night the child was awakened by an unidentified man — described as Hispanic, in his 20s, with black shoulder length hair and “acne-like skin.” He then allegedly tried to rape her before fleeing the home through a bedroom window and out a rear fire escape.

The girl was unharmed.


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 Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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