Suspect arrested after woman punched, sexually assaulted in Queens

AUBURNDALE, Queens (WABC) -- Police say they have arrested a suspect in the sexual assault of a woman in Queens back in December.

Jose Montes, 32, was captured in Manhattan based on a tip. The crime happened back on December 19 near 165th Street and Sanford Avenue in Auburndale.

Police say the attacker approached a 56-year-old woman around 2 a.m., punched her in the face multiple times, and then sexually assaulted her.

The victim was taken to an area hospital, where she was treated and released.

Montes is charged with sex abuse, assault and harassment.

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