Man arrested after woman assaulted, followed from Brooklyn subway stop

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CeFaan Kim has the details from Sunset Park.

Police have arrested a man they said followed a woman into her Brooklyn apartment and tried to rape her.

Sammy Bensabeur, 19, of Brooklyn, is facing several charges including attempted and sex abuse. He was arrested Tuesday.

Police said the assault happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in a stairwell of a Sunset Park apartment building near Fourth Avenue. The 38-year-old woman got off the R train at the 25th Street stop, and walked seven blocks to her friend's apartment. The suspect followed her, police said.

The suspect then followed the victim up the stairs and grabbed her between the first and second floors, according to the New York City Police Department. A struggle ensued, the victim fell and she was sexually abused. The man fled the scene, but investigators said he left behind evidence.
He was captured on surveillance cameras in the neighborhood:


Police said the victim sustained minor injuries, and refused medical attention.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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