Suspect wanted for sex assault in quiet East Williamsburg neighborhood

October 05, 2018 - 6:44 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Residents of East Williamsburg are a bit uneasy following an attempted rape in what they describe as a quiet neighborhood.

A 27-year-old woman from Australia who had lived in the area for about four months was attacked after she left a bar near Richardson Street and Kingsland Avenue about 2 a.m. Thursday.

The suspect followed her, shoved her against a wall, removed her underwear and tried to sexually assault her, police said.

She fought back and the man fled the scene eastbound on Richardson Street inside of a dark colored four door sedan. She then went to the 94th precinct stationhouse to report what happened.

One resident said people walking late at night might have a false sense of security because East Williamsburg is so quiet.

The victim was treated at a nearby hospital.

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