News East Harlem man charged with rape of woman inside Gramercy apartment building Dominique Brown was charged with rape for attempting to rape a woman in a Gramercy apartment building on June 6, 2015. Photo Credit: DCPI By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox June 9, 2015 12:49 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 20-year-old man was charged Tuesday with trying to rape a woman inside her Gramercy area apartment building over the weekend. The man, Dominique Brown, was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree burglary and sex abuse. Brown, who lives in East Harlem, is accused of following the 25-year-old woman into the building and trying to rape her in the vestibule at about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. But the woman fought him off and he ran. Brown was awaiting arraignment Tuesday and could not be reached for comment. Brown has several prior arrests, including a 2013 arrest for sex abuse and a forcible touching charge, which is sealed. Other arrests include criminal trespass, marijuana possession and not paying the fare on public transportation. By ALISON FOX 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.