Police searching for man who sexually abused a woman in her Sunset Park apartment building

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn -- A man sexually abused a woman in her Sunset Park apartment building, and police are asking for the public's help in identifying him.

The incident began during the early hours of Saturday morning when a 28-year-old woman was exiting the 45th Street subway station near 4th Avenue.

The suspect followed the woman from the subway station into her apartment building nearby and proceeded to touch himself while making sexual comments towards the victim.

He then grabbed her by the neck while continuing to touch himself and then pouched her multiple times in the face and body.

The suspect fled on foot heading west on 3rd Avenue.

The victim was transported to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Sonia Rincon reports the victim is a senior scientist for the NYC Health Department, which is right around the corner from the subway station.

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