Arrest Made In Attempted East Harlem Sex Assault

rapist in harlemA man has been arrested in connection with the attempted sexual assault of a child as she slept in her East Harlem home.
Juan Barreto, 27, of New York City, was charged with attempted rape, burglary and endangering the welfare of a child.

Just after 11 p.m. on July 7, in the vicinity of East 108th Street and First Avenue in East Harlem, authorities said an 8-year-old girl was asleep in her home. She was awakened by a man who attempted to sexually assault her. The suspect fled through a bedroom window and out a rear fire escape.

The girl was not injured, but suffers anxiety and distress.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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