By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man accused of trying to rape a woman in the stairwell of a Bronx apartment building is now under arrest.

Fausto Perez, 33, was charged with attempted rape Friday.

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Police said he was suspected of attacking a woman on Jan. 8 in the Fordham Manor section.

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Perez allegedly approached the 33-year-old victim from behind and started to unzip his pants.


The woman was able to bite his hand, and he fled the scene, police said.

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The victim was not physically harmed, but she was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

CBSNewYork Team