EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into an 8-year-old girl’s bedroom in East Harlem while she slept, then attempting to rape her, police said Thursday.
Juan Barreto, 27, is expected to be charged with attempted rape, burglary and endangering the welfare of a child.
He lives on the same block as the young victim, according to police.
Barreto is accused of breaking into the 8-year-old’s bedroom as she slept the night of July 7.
He then attempted to sexually assault her and eventually fled through a bedroom window and out a rear fire escape, according to police.