Authorities said the suspect grabbed a 30-year-old woman from behind, pulled down her pants before throwing her to the ground, punching her in the face and sexually assaulting her.
The victims told police the suspects were armed and wearing ski masks when they entered the Brownsville apartment.
Investigators said the man approached the victim as she walked on Maspeth Avenue early Sunday morning.
It turns out Steven Pappas — accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy last week — could have been caught two years ago, when a 12-year-old boy accused the man of molesting him.
The man, who has a prior sex offense on his record, was taken into custody this morning in Sunset Park in the general vicinity of the attack, police said.
The suspect is described as a white man, between 45 and 49 years old. Authorities said the man weighs about 145 pounds and has a bald head, grey mustache and a mole under the left side of his lip.
The attack took place early Sunday morning. Police say a 20-year-old woman was walking near Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street when two men grabbed her.
On Monday, police released crystal-clear surveillance video of a man they said tried to rape a woman inside her East Village apartment building on Sunday morning.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and council member Jimmy Van Bramer held a news conference to bring attention to a sexual predator who has attacked women – and a 12-year-old girl – in Queens.
Robin Aigner has had enough of the sex assaults that seem to be plaguing her Sunset Park neighborhood. Refusing to live scared, she and about 100 others spent Sunday learning how to fight back.
Authorities said Tuesday night that 19-year-old Jason Harris was arrested and charged with criminal sex act in the 1st degree.
Police say the 24-year-old victim was approached by a man who pretended to have a gun on Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 5. The suspect robbed his cell phone and asked about his sexual orientation.
Authorities said the suspect dragged the victim into an alley, punched her repeatedly and sexually assaulted her Tuesday morning in Woodhaven.
The Moroccan-born Lafrem and the woman, a nurse, crossed paths at a Manhattan bar in March 2010. He lived in Norwood, Pa., but was working in Manhattan.
Strauss-Kahn also complained that his handcuffs were too tight when he was picked up at John F. Kennedy airport for allegedly sexually assaulting a maid at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan.