Man tries to rape 13-year-old girl in stairwell: NYPD

A man followed a 13-year-old girl and tried to rape her inside the stairwell of her friend’s apartment building in the Bronx on Monday, police said.

The girl was visiting her friend inside the building near Southern Boulevard and Leggett Avenue in Woodstock at about 7:45 p.m. when the man followed her inside, cops said. He followed her into a stairwell and put his hands down her pants, attempting to take off her clothes, they said.

The girl resisted and was able to fight him off, police said.

The man, believed to be in his mid-20s, fled in an unknown direction. The NYPD released surveillance footage of him on Wednesday.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.


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