Woman raped while sleeping in Brooklyn apartment says she's tormented by attack

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A.J. Ross has the latest on the search for a sexual predator in Brooklyn.

A woman who was ambushed and raped while she slept in her bed in Brooklyn last weekend said she's still tormented by the horrific attack.

The ordeal happened Saturday morning in Bushwick, inside an apartment building on Halsey Street and Central Avenue.

Police said the attacker was captured on surveillance video trying to break into multiple homes before he entered the 24-year-old victim's apartment through an unlocked door.

While the woman was sound asleep, he attacked her. She was eventually able to push him off, and he fled the scene.

The victim's grandmother, Evelyn Nowell, told Eyewitness News that she came home to find her granddaughter in tears. She called police and kicked off the manhunt for the attacker.

The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment and was later released.

The suspect, 38-year-old Jason Lazery, turned himself in to police after the video was released. He reportedly has 13 prior arrests, none for sexual offenses. He is now charged with first-degree rape and burglary.

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