NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police said they’ve arrested and charged the person who tried to rape a woman in Queens earlier this week—a 12-year-old boy.
The juvenile was arrested late Tuesday, according to the NYPD. He faces charges of robbery, assault, burglary, sex abuse, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
Police said a 37-year-old woman was returning to her home near Gates and Cypress avenues in Ridgewood around 8 a.m. Monday when the attacker followed her into her building.
The suspect pushed the woman to the floor and tried to remove her clothing, police said; she fought back and he ran off.
Police originally described the suspect as being in his 20s, but police said Tuesday night that a 12-year-old had been arrested.