EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — A man sexually abused a child as she slept in her Manhattan home over the weekend, police said on Wednesday.
The 10-year-old girl was sleeping in her home, located in the area of Broadway and Bond Street in the East Village, on Saturday when she was woken up around 1 a.m. by an unidentified man who was rubbing his groin on her feet, according to police.
The man then fled the residence, police said.
The NYPD released a photo of the suspect on Wednesday and called the incident a “sexually motivated felony.”
Authorities described the suspect as a man with a medium build and dreadlocks. He was last seen riding a bicycle and wearing a multi-colored t-shirt, black jeans, white sneakers, and a white mask.
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