21-Year-Old Tourist Raped on NYC Subway Platform
A 21-year-old woman visiting New York City from St. Louis, Missouri was raped on a subway platform, police announced on Thursday.
According to police, the attacker approached the female tourist at a bus terminal on 42nd street in Midtown on September 1 at 3 am and offered to help her navigate the subway station.
The attacker rode the subway with the victim to another subway station and led her to the end of a platform in a tunnel where he raped her, WPIX reported.
Police are asking the public for help finding the assailant.
According to WPIX, the attacker was last seen wearing burgundy and gold shorts with black and white crocs.
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A 21-year-old visiting New York City from St. Louis was hoodwinked and then raped by a man offering to help her in a New York City subway station at Times Square as crime continues to be a huge problem in the Big Apple.
The woman was at the hub at the 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue station on September 1 at around 3 a.m. when her attacker showed up.
The man initially struck up a conversation and said he was going to help show her around the station, which leads to several lines on the New York City subway.
After riding with her to a few stations before stopping at an ending location, he brought her to the end of a platform near a tunnel and raped her, according to the NYPD.
The 21-year-old victim was sent to Bellevue Hospital for treatment after the assault. Her condition is unclear.
The alleged attacker was still at large as of Friday morning, police said.
The NYPD put out an artist’s sketch of him late Thursday, describing the unidentified man as dark-skinned, with facial hair and a forehead scar.
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Author: Cristina Laila