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 Share Tweet Share 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 Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.