Choose Your City
Change City

Unidentified man tries to rape sleeping 8-year-old: NYPD

The girl was asleep in her home when she was awakened by the would-be rapist.

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.

You Might Also Like