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Old 10-09-2018, 05:06 AM
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Woman sexually assaulted in East Village elevator, resident let suspect in



10/9/18
EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) --
Police are searching for the suspect who followed a woman into an elevator and attacked in Manhattan.

The sexual assault happened in an elevator Monday at 8 a.m. in a building in Stuyvesant Town near East 20th and Avenue C.

Police released surveillance video showing the man they are trying to find.

It shows him walking into an apartment building.

You need a card to gain access to the lobby, but they say he "piggy backed" on a resident and walked in after someone else unlocked the door.

Now there is sign warning neighbors about what happened.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, followed a woman into the elevator where he groped and kissed her.

She tried to get away.

She says he tried to pull her into the stairwell, where he got on top of her and choked her.

When she screamed, she says he ran off.


The victim suffered scratches to her neck and was treated at Bellevue Hospital.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:41 PM
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EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) --
A man is under arrest after a woman was followed into an elevator and sexually assaulted her in Manhattan apartment building.

Police said 36-year-old Melvin Collins, of Brooklyn, faces sexual abuse and assault charges after the attack happened in an elevator Monday around 8:10 a.m. at a building in Stuyvesant Town near East 20th and Avenue C.

A keycard is required for gaining access to the lobby, but police said he "piggybacked" on a building resident by walking in after he or she unlocked the door.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, followed the 42-year-old woman into the elevator where he groped and kissed her. She tried to get away, but he pulled her into the stairwell, where he straddled her and choked her.
When she screamed, she said he ran off. The victim suffered scratches to her neck and was treated at Bellevue Hospital.

Even though residential buildings like these have strong security systems, several similar attacks have occurred in recent years.
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