NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday said a Queens woman was nearly raped right in front of her own children, after she hailed what she thought was a livery cab in Upper Manhattan.
As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported, police released a sketch of the attacker on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the entire attack was shown in a graphic surveillance video released by police late Wednesday night.
The terrifying trip started around 2 a.m. Sunday on 207th Street near Tenth Avenue in Inwood, Manhattan. Investigators said the 26-year-old woman was with her three young children – ages 5, 3, and 1 – when she hailed a dark sedan thinking it was a livery cab, police said.
The victim asked to be driven 11 miles to a homeless shelter at the former Pan American Hotel on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens, police said.
When they arrived around 2:45 a.m., police said the driver carried out a sick act.