News Man charged with trying to rape 82-year-old woman in the Bronx, cops say Ernesto Mateo, 34, was charged with attempted rape and sexual abuse, police said. The NYPD had released images of a man they said they were seeking in connection with the attempted rape of an 82-year-old woman inside her home on Sept. 21. Photo Credit: NYPD By Alison Fox and Lauren Cook email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated October 5, 2018 2:33 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A Bronx man has been charged with trying to rape an 82-year-old woman inside her home last month, the NYPD announced Friday afternoon. Ernesto Mateo, 34, is accused of following the woman into her Melrose area home, near Courtlandt Avenue and East 150 Street, on Sept. 21 at about 5 p.m. He then threw her to the ground, forcibly took off her clothes and tried to rape her, police said. He then fled the scene, heading west on East 150th Street toward Morris Avenue, according to police. Police had released surveillance images of Mateo on Wednesday and he was arrested around 11 p.m. on Thursday. Mateo was charged with attempted rape and sexual abuse, police said. By Alison Fox and Lauren Cook email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.