Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY – Woman Sexually Assaulted in Apartment Building
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY (April 23, 2019) – Late Sunday night, April 21st, police in Brooklyn were alerted of a sexual assault that took place in the apartment building of the victim. According to authorities, the incident occurred around 11:45 p.m. inside of the building located near Underhill Avenue and St. John’s Place.
Police stated that the victim had been entering the apartment building when the suspect asked her for a lighter and engaged her in conversation. The woman was reported to have complied at first and ended up smoking cigarettes with the suspect before he stated that his girlfriend lives in the building and asked her to let him inside. Once inside the building, the man followed the victim and pushed her down in a hallway before sexually abusing her.
Police stated that the woman was eventually able to kick her way free and fled the building in an unknown direction. Emergency medical services were called to assist the victim where she was treated and released. Police stated that the suspect is approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs between 175 and 200 pounds. Authorities are asking anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Sexual Abuse in New York
We would first like to extend our sincerest sympathies to the victim of the attacker, as we preserve hope for her ability to physically, mentally, and emotionally recover from this incident. At this time, it is terribly important to understand that, as the victim of any form of sexual abuse in New York, you may likely have substantial rights in terms of recovering compensation for the misconduct that you were forced to endure.
At Hach & Rose, we are devoted to holding abusers liable for their deplorable and repulsive actions. Above all else, our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to providing victims with the most knowledgeable and experienced representation possible. As members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse in New York, please contact our attorneys at 212-779-0057 today.
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