Sketch released of suspect in East Village sex assault

Dray Clark reports
April 16, 2014 9:27:10 AM PDT
Police are searching for a sexual predator who broke into a woman's apartment in Manhattan and tried to rape her, and they are hoping a sketch will lead to an arrest.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. April 13 on the in the East Village.

Authorities say the suspect snuck into the 32-year-old victim's apartment, possibly through a door she forgot to lock when she got home.

The woman woke to find the man standing on her bed. He then sexually assaulted her, but fled when she struggled and screamed.

Police believe the man may have gone door to door inside the building, checking for unlocked doors.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, standing about 5-foot-4 and weighing 160 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).