Cops Still Hunt Perv who Attacked Senior
X-mas Sex Fiend Arrested
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By David Greene
BRONX, NEW YORK, JANUARY 16- Detectives from the NYPD continue to hunt a young woman after a bizarre claim by a senior citizen, that she was sexually assaulted inside her home-- just steps away from Fordham University.
Officers were called to the gated Rose Hill Apartments, that overlooks the New York Botanical Gardens and the Fordham Prep football field at 2855 Southern Boulevard in the Fordham section, at 2:30 p.m. on December 27.
The unidentified victim was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where she was treated and released.
According to a neighbor of the victim who declined to be identified, the woman was at home with her husband when she was attacked at 11:30 p.m. the previous night.
The neighbor also charged that staff at the assisted-living home for seniors refused to call police, until the victim's grandson arrived the following day.
The witness reported, "The son said that she was sexually attacked, so they called the ambulance."
The witness continued, "I don't know how they went in unless she had the door open... because to come in the building they have security in the front, but there's a lot of Korean people that leave their doors open."
The witness concluded, "They didn't call the police until the son came and then he was so excited there in the lobby, telling them to call the police because his grandmother was sexually attacked."
The resident added, "They have people who speak Korean, but not the people who work here."
The 119-unit building accepts seniors over the age of 62 years-old and is a Section 8 building that boasts in one online advertisement, "affordable housing community serving low income renters." However, sources say studio apartment average $1,324 per month.
An official at Rose Hill Apartments stated, "no comment" and directed calls to the property manager, who was currently unavailable.
Asked about the alleged incident, the official replied, "Actually, I'm not allowed to comment" about the incident.
Sources close to the investigation confirm that the suspect was buzzed in by staff and the suspect gained entry to the apartment by impersonating a caregiver.
According to family members, the suspect eventually pinned the elderly woman to a wall and began to fondle her. The victim resisted, when the young woman fled.
On December 29, the NYPD released a photo of the alleged suspect, a dark haired woman in her 30's, who police say is 5 foot 6 and 135 pounds.
Anyone with any information is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls remain confidential.
In an unrelated incident, police have announced the arrest of a suspect wanted in connection with the Christmas morning attack of a 51-year-old woman at a Pelham Parkway bus stop.
Investigators say the woman was waiting for a bus at Boston Road and Pelham Parkway North, when she was attacked at 6:20 a.m. on December 25.
Officials say the assailant punched the woman in the face, before dragging her to a secluded location where the attack occurred.
Within hours of the attack police released a surveillance video of the suspect and the following day Bronx resident Jose Roys, 37, walked into the 52nd Precinct and confessed to the crime.
Roys was charged with rape, sex abuse, assault and robbery and was being held without bail on Rikers Island.