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.
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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