74-year-old woman sexually assaulted by stranger in Queens home


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) —  Police are searching for an assailant who sexually assaulted a 74-year-old woman in her Queens home.

The perpetrator knocked on the victim’s door in Corona around 1:20 a.m, according to police.

Authorities say the suspect forced his way into the victim’s home.

He then struck her on the head with a glass bottle, forced her into the bedroom and attempted to rape her.

He fled the scene after the assault.

The suspect is described as a 30-to-35-year-old man, about 5’5” and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) .

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