NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Queens man was facing charges Friday, in the attempted rape of a woman on the Lower East Side.

Sean Walker, 45, has been charged with first degree sexual abuse, police said.

According to authorities, at around 3 a.m. near Stanton and Suffolk streets, Walker was spotted taking off his pants and underwear and then lying on top of an unconscious 21-year-old woman. He attempted to pull off her shorts, police said.

A passerby intervened and he ran off.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and was treated and released.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit tips via the Crime Stoppers website or text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.

All calls are kept confidential.


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