Sketch released of sex assault suspect

July 21, 2008 7:47:07 PM PDT
New York City police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her own home last Friday.Investigators released a sketch of the attacker Monday.

Police say the suspect walked up behind the 40-year-old victim as she unlocked the door to her East Flatbush, Brooklyn apartment.

The suspect put a knife to her back, threatened her and then forced her into the house, where he sexually assaulted her, according to authorities.

The man is described as approximately 20 years old, about 5-foot-9 and about 210 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.