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Man arrested for sexually assaulting 85-year-old woman in her Brooklyn apartment building | amNewYork

Man arrested for sexually assaulting 85-year-old woman in her Brooklyn apartment building

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Cops arrested a man who they say tried to rape an elderly woman in Brooklyn on Thursday morning.

According to police, at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 15 the NYPD was notified about a past sexual assault attempt at a residential building in the vicinity of Marine Avenue and 94th Street. Upon their arrival, officers learned that an 85-year-old woman had been the victim of a sexual assault in the laundry room of the building at 9;30 that morning.

EMS took the victim to NYU Langone Hospital in stable condition.

Following a subsequent investigation, officers arrested 25-year-old Mario Pope in connection to the incident. At this time it is not immediately clear what happened, however police confirmed that Pope, who does not live in the victim’s building, went into the building and down to the basement prior to the incident.

Pope was charged with attempted rape, burglary, sex abuse, forcible touching, and unlawful imprisonment.

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