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82-year-old woman sexually assaulted at Manhattan apartment: police

Posted at 7:08 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 07:08:55-04

Update: Police have made an arrest in the sexual assault of an 82-year-old woman. 

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Police are searching for the man accused of sexually assaulting an 82-year-old woman inside her Manhattan apartment Tuesday evening.

A man (pictured) is accused of groping a woman inside her Lower East Side apartment Sept. 17, 2019

It happened around 6 p.m. in the vicinity of Rutgers and Monroe streets.

The woman opened her apartment door to get some fresh air when she went to use the restroom, according to police.

A man then entered through the door and restrained the victim by the neck before groping her, police said.

He fled the location.

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