Police released jarring surveillance video on Saturday, which they now say shows Michael Rosa, 25, of the Bronx, grabbing a 27-year-old woman as she entered a building on East 210th Street.
It happened around 8 a.m. on June 26.
In the video, police say, Rosa threw the woman to the ground and punched her repeatedly.
Police say Rosa then tried to take the woman’s clothes off.
Police say the victim screamed and was able to fend off the attack, before Rosa fled the scene.
The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for bruises on her face and arms.
Rosa was charged with attempted rape, strangulation, sexual abuse, forcible touching and assault.
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