By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police arrested a Kenmore Hall resident for the alleged attempted rape of another tenant in the building last weekend.
The victim told police that she was sleeping in her apartment inside Kenmore Hall, a single-room occupancy building at 145 East 23rd Street, on Sunday, March 10 around 11 p.m. when 62-year-old Anthony Carter allegedly broke in. The victim said that Carter got on top of her, allegedly pulling on her underwear without her consent.
Police said that Carter told the victim, “We’re going to have sex,” and she stated no multiple times, but Carter allegedly forced her to touch his genitals.
Police said that an alleged crack pipe was recovered from Carter’s pocket when he was arrested.
Carter was arrested inside the building the day following the alleged attack on Monday, March 11 at 5:15 p.m. He was charged with attempted rape, burglary and sexual abuse. While Carter lives in the same building as the victim, they did not know each other, police said.
An attorney for Carter did not return a request for comment.