12-year-old boy charged with attempted rape of woman in Queens

Attempted rape suspect Queens
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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.

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