NEW YORK (PIX11) — A homeless woman was sexually assaulted while sleeping on a sidewalk in Midtown early Sunday, authorities said.

The suspect allegedly exposed himself and performed a sex act on the 52-year-old victim on West 31st Street, between Eight and Ninth avenues, at around 12:15 a.m., according to the NYPD. The suspect fled after the woman resisted, police said.

The woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation, police said. The NYPD released a photo of the suspect sought in the incident but a description was not provided.

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