Man sexually assaults woman he forced into Brooklyn alleyway

BAY RIDGE, Brooklyn — A man shown in newly released surveillance footage forced a 27-year-old woman into a Brooklyn alleyway and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The woman was near 90th Street and 5th Avenue when she was attacked just before 2 a.m. on Aug. 25, an NYPD spokesperson said. She was thrown to the ground and her clothes were torn off.

A good Samaritan intervened after spotting the sexual assault, police said. They struggled and the attacker fled the scene.

“She was screaming and I went to help her," the good Samaritan told PIX11 News. He did not want his identity revealed. "I have a family so it was right for me to help. I hope she’s OK."

No arrests have been made. Police have asked for help identifying the man. He has a goatee and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black and white sneakers and dark colored shorts.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).