Suspect caught on camera in Brooklyn sex assault

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Derick Waller reports on the attempted rape assault in Brooklyn.

Police say a suspect attempted to rape a 27-year-old while she was walking home in the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn Thursday.

The victim was pushed to the ground from behind while walking home near Richardson Street and Kingsland Avenue just before 2:20 a.m.

She was sexually assaulted by the suspect, who then fled, police said.

She then walked to an NYPD precinct to report the attack. She gave them a Brooklyn address but is an Australian citizen who's lived in Brooklyn for several months.

She was taken to Woodhull Medical Center for treatment.

Residents told Eyewitness News this is typically a quiet and safe neighborhood, but pedestrian traffic has picked up in recent months because of a new nearby music venue, Brooklyn Steel.

Police are looking for a black male in his 20s who is about 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Police are also now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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