LOWER MANHATTAN (PIX11) — Sexual assault incidents are rising in New York City.
The NYPD said sexual assault cases are up nearly 11% in 2022 compared to 2021.
One recent sexual assault incident happened in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 24. The attack occurred around 8:30 p.m. near Market and Madison streets. Video cameras recorded a woman being attacked in the entryway of a residential building.
In the disturbing video, a man follows a young woman into the entranceway, pushes her up against a door, and kisses and gropes her. After the woman repeatedly tries to push him away, the man eventually leaves.
The woman refused medical transportation, according to the police.
Police described the suspect as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and around 160 pounds. Police said he is also bald. The NYPD asked for anyone who recognizes the man to come forward and contact them.