NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was facing charges Saturday after police say he crawled through an apartment window and raped an 11-year-old girl while she was sleeping in Brooklyn.
Sources say 18-year-old Julio Ayala, of Brooklyn, descended from the roof to the second floor of an apartment building in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. When he get there, sources say he pushed an air conditioner unit through the window and climbed through.
That’s when police say Ayala approached the little girl and raped her while she was sleeping.
Ayala fled back out through the window as the victim cried out for her parents, who called 911. Police say the girl was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Investigators released a surveillance photo and videos they say shows Ayala walking near the area around the time of the horrific crime.
Cell phone video shows Ayala being arrested Saturday afternoon near the scene, but police have not confirmed whether he’s the suspect they’re looking for.
Sources say the victim is assisting investigators as best she can despite the immense trauma she’s been subject to.
Ayala’s facing a laundry list of charges, including rape and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.