Man fights off sexual assault in East Village apartment

By Sabina Mollot

Police are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault another man in the victim’s apartment on East 13th Street and Avenue B.

The victim, a 37-year-old man, and the other man met at a bar on Monday at about 2:30 a.m. and the victim invited him home. Once there, the other man tried to sexually assault the victim, who managed to push off his attacker and kick him, and the man left the apartment.

At some point, the guest also stole the victim’s laptop, a tablet, around 25 computer hard drives, a jacket, a wallet, an ID and keys before fleeing on Avenue B.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, approximately 5’11″and 150 pounds, with long black hair. He was last seen wearing a black and blue jacket with a multicolored pattern on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or visit All calls are strictly confidential.

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